Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced that all people above 18 years of age in Chhattisgarh will get the COVID vaccine for free. The state government will pay for the
vaccination. Chief Minister Baghel promised to take all possible steps to protect the lives of our citizens. Chief Minister said that they have requested Central Government for vaccine availability in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister has also appealed to all the eligible beneficiaries to get the vaccination.
It is noteworthy that Chhattisgarh ranks fourth in the entire country in giving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the age group above 45 years. For sixty years and above, Chhattisgarh ranks fifth, after Ladakh, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Tripura. Eighty-eight per cent of health care workers, ninety-two per cent front line workers have also received the first dose. Fifty-one lakh 25 thousand 640 corona vaccine doses have been used so far in Chhattisgarh. So far, a total of 50 lakh 55 thousand 698 vaccination dose, including the first and second doses, have been given to the people in the state.