Over 1 mn healthcare workers inoculated

Over 1 mn healthcare workers inoculated
NEW DELHI, JAN 21 | Publish Date: 1/21/2021 12:40:47 PM IST

The number of healthcare workers who have received COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the country till the evening of the sixth day of the nationwide immunisation drive crossed one million as per provisional reports, Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

It also said on Thursday, 2,33,530 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm through 4,043 vaccination sessions held across 27 states and Union Territories, while adding the final report would be completed by late in the night.
“The total number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has touched 10,40,014 (till Thursday 6 pm) through 18,161 sessions, as per the provisional report,” said Dr Manohar Agnani, the additional secretary in the health ministry.
State Health department has informed that COVID-19 vaccination drive for health workers was carried out on Thursday in two districts (Kohima and Mon) where 254 healthcare workers were vaccinated in nine sessions.
State immunization officer (UIP) H&FW, Dr. Ritu Thurr, informed that till date 4224 healthcare workers have been vaccinated across the state without any adverse events.
Dr. Thurr said that the Health Ministry has instructed states to conduct vaccinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week to ensure that routine immunization activities was carried out on other days. 

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