Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to provide at least one crore doses of Corona vaccine in the month of July to Chhattisgarh.
In his letter, chief minister said that at present only 9, 98,810 doses of corona vaccine are left in the state which is sufficient for only 3 days. Despite repeated demands by the state, sufficient numbers of vaccines are not being provided to Chhattisgarh, he said.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has also requested the Prime Minister to immediately direct the Union Health Ministry regarding providing adequate number of corona vaccines to Chhattisgarh.
The Chief Minister also informed the Prime Minister that the vaccination drive against Covid-19 is going on at a fast pace in Chhattisgarh. The state has so far vaccinated frontline workers with 100 per cent first dose and 91 per cent first dose for health care workers. Out of these, 71 per cent of frontline workers and 70 per cent of health care workers have been given the second dose. Similarly, in the state above 45 years of age, 80 per cent of the citizens have been given the first dose of the vaccine.
Although the vaccination for the age group of 18-44 years has started from May 1, yet in less than two months, 16 per cent of the citizens in the age group of 18-44 years in the state have also been given the first dose of corona vaccine. Presently more than 3 lakh people are being vaccinated in Chhattisgarh every day.
The Chief Minister has also written in the letter that at present only 9, 98,810 doses of corona vaccine are left in the state which is sufficient for only 3 days. We have set a target for the state that if we get sufficient number of corona vaccine doses from the Government of India, we will administer the first dose of vaccine to all eligible beneficiaries within a month. For this a massive public campaign is also being run in Chhattisgarh.