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Center advises polling member states to speed up Covid-19 vaccination swiftly

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Center advises polling member states to speed up Covid-19 vaccination swiftly

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The Center advised polling member states on Monday to rapidly step up COVID-19 vaccination of all eligible populations for the first dose and to ensure those due for the second dose are administered in the same manner.

Poll-related states have also been advised to exponentially increase testing to ensure that those infected are identified early for the rapid launch of public health response measures, and that there is no of sudden increase in number due to low number of tests, in addition to ensuring that appropriate recommended COVID behavior is strictly followed and adequate measures are taken for their effective implementation.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan held a high-level meeting with the five states of Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab to review public health response measures for containment and management of COVID-19, and vaccination status in those states, according to a statement from the Department of Health. While Uttarakhand and Goa have reported vaccination coverage for the first and second dose above the national average, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur have coverage figures below the national average. he declares.

A total of 142.38 crore vaccine doses have been administered to date, of which over 83.80 crore vaccine doses are for the first dose and over 58.58 crore are second doses of COVID-19 vaccine , said the ministry. “States have been advised to speed up the COVID19 vaccination of all eligible population for the first dose quickly and to ensure that those who were due to receive the second dose receive the second dose,” the ministry said in the statement.

Weekly district-level immunization implementation plans should be developed for this purpose. State authorities have been asked to review the status of implementation on a daily basis, the statement said. “Poll-related states have also been advised to exponentially increase testing to ensure infected cases are identified quickly for the swift launch of public health response measures, and to ensure that there is no There is no sudden increase in the number due to the low number of tests.

State authorities have been strongly advised to ensure that the appropriate behavior recommended for COVID is strictly followed and that adequate measures are taken for their effective enforcement, ”the statement said. The Union government continues to support the efforts of States / UTs for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. as part of the “whole-of-government” approach, he added.

(Edited by : Aditi Gautam)

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