Mega Covid-19 Vaccination Drive To Begin In Odisha Today At 161 Centres

Bhubaneswar: The world’s biggest inoculation drive against the novel coronavirus will begin on Saturday as Odisha starts its vaccination at 161 centres across 30 districts.

A total of 16,100 healthcare workers would receive the Covid-vaccine on the first day of the drive.

The phase I vaccination drive in the State will continue for a period of over 12 days.

The state has received 4.08 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine in the first lot and has dispatched to the cold chain points in the districts, the officials said.

CBK Mohanty, Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) said extensive arrangements have been made for the mega vaccination drive for Covid-19.

He said that all prescribed protocols will be followed while administering the vaccine and necessary infrastructure have been created across districts for this purpose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get connected with two sites in Capital Hospital,Bhubaneswar and DHH, Sundargarh at 10.30 AM via video conferencing. Later, CM Naveen Patnaik will also join the 161 vaccination sites via video conferencing.

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