COVID-19 vaccine: Delhi govt to inoculate 51 lakh folks in section one, says Arvind Kejriwal


The first precedence group contains 3 lakh well being employees, 6 lakh frontline employees, and a gaggle of 42 lakh people who find themselves older than 50 years and folks under 50 having co-morbidities

File picture of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

New Delhi: The Delhi authorities is totally ready to obtain, retailer, and provides COVID-19 vaccine to priority-category folks within the metropolis within the first section of vaccination, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Thursday.

He mentioned his authorities is all set to begin the vaccination drive as quickly because it will get the vaccine from the Centre, and registration is underway for folks in three precedence classes who will obtain it first.

“There are a total of 51 lakh priority category persons in Delhi — three lakh health workers, six lakh frontline workers, and 42 lakh of those aged above 50 and those below 50 but having co-morbidities,” the chief minister mentioned at a digital press briefing.

Each individual might be given two doses, and a complete of 1.02 crore doses might be required within the first section of vaccination in Delhi, he mentioned.

Currently, there may be storage capability for 74 lakh doses, and it is going to be scaled as much as 1.15 crore inside per week, Kejriwal mentioned.

Each individual in precedence classes is being registered to obtain the vaccine. They might be knowledgeable via SMS and different means every time their flip for vaccination arrives, the chief minister mentioned.

The obligatory employees, officers and well being employees have additionally been recognized and skilled for the vaccination drive. The websites the place vaccination might be carried out can be being readied, he mentioned.

The COVID-19 scenario in Delhi has improved considerably previously few days, however all eyes are set on when the vaccine might be accessible and folks will do away with the virus, Kejriwal added.

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