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Covid vaccination: UP to cover 4.80 lakh health workers in 3rd, 4th round

CM Yogi Adityanath has asked for the completion of healthcare workers’ vaccination on schedule, said additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 28 Jan 2021 10:49 AM GMT

Covid vaccination: UP to cover 4.80 lakh health workers in 3rd, 4th round
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The Uttar Pradesh government plans to cover 4.80 lakh healthcare workers in the third and fourth rounds of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, to be carried out across the state on January 28 and 29 respectively.

The state health and family welfare department stated. 2.60 lakh healthcare workers will be vaccinated during 2,303 sessions between 9 am to 5 pm on January 28. Whereas, 2.20 lakh healthcare workers will be given the vaccine doses in 2,100 vaccine sessions organised in the 75 districts on January 29 during the same hours.

CM Yogi Adityanath has asked for the completion of healthcare workers’ vaccination on schedule, said additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal.

COVID Vaccination:

The state government has decided to cover vaccination for all healthcare workers in the state on four days. January 28 and 29, February 4 and 5. The vaccination of the frontline workers will commence from February 11.

During Covid vaccination drive held on January 16, the health department could vaccinate only 22,643 healthcare workers against the target of 31,700. Again on January 22, 1.01 lakh health workers were given vaccine jabs against the target of 1.50 lakh. The health workers who missed the dose in the earlier two rounds can avail the jab in the coming rounds.

Before the launch of the first round of vaccination on January 16. Uttar Pradesh had received a consignment of 1,055,500 Covishield and 20,000 Covaxin doses.

Additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal said, in the last 24 hours 173 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the state, while 333 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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He said, 1.03 lakh samples were tested on Tuesday taking the total test tally to 2.74 crore. The health workers have surveyed 15.24 crore people across the state, he added.

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