Uttarakhand Health Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat said that the government has set a target of vaccinating one crore people at 1,000 vaccination centers across the state by September 17.
In a statement issued to the media, Rawat has directed the departmental officers to set up vaccination centers at 1,000 places in the state, which will include both urban and rural areas. He said that a target has been set to vaccinate people at 1,000 centers, so that the target of administering one crore doses of COVID-19 in the state by September 17 can be achieved.
The Health Minister said that there is no shortage of vaccines in the state and that he endeavors to make sure 100 percent vaccination should be done by December 2021 in Uttarakhand. He further informed that to make this vaccination campaign a success, a virtual meeting will be held from the Secretariat with the District Magistrates and Chief Medical Officers of all the districts on September 14, in which the vaccination campaign will be reviewed.
According to the statement, instructions have been given to the Health Secretary and Director General Health regarding the same.
“Dr. Rawat has appealed to the general public and voluntary organizations and private institutions of the state to encourage more people to get vaccinated, as well as urged the operators of private hospitals to take care of the private hospitals from the central government. He has also urged to organize a separate campaign to get 25 percent of the doses complete, so that the target of 100 percent vaccination can be achieved by December 2021,” the statement informed.