Covid-19 vaccine to tend to 51 lakh people in first introduce Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said it's identified 51 lakh people that are going to be the primary ones to urge Covid-19 vaccination within the city under the Central government’s “priority category”. Addressing a digital news conference , the chief minister said currently Delhi has built and arranged storage capacity for 74 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. He said the storage capacity within the city are going to be increased further to 1.15 crore doses during a week’s time. Kejriwal further said that every of the 51 lakh identified persons is being registered and an SMS are going to be sent to the person’s mobile number notifying him/her about the date, time and place of vaccination.

Covid-19 vaccine to tend to 51 lakh people in first introduce Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said it's identified 51 lakh people that are going to be the primary ones to urge Covid-19 vaccination within the city under the Central government’s “priority category”.

Addressing a digital news conference , the chief minister said currently Delhi has built and arranged storage capacity for 74 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. He said the storage capacity within the city are going to be increased further to 1.15 crore doses during a week’s time. Kejriwal further said that every of the 51 lakh identified persons is being registered and an SMS are going to be sent to the person’s mobile number notifying him/her about the date, time and place of vaccination.

“The corona situation in Delhi has improved over the past few days. The positivity rate has come down below 1% now. But, most are expecting the vaccine now. The Delhi government has made all arrangements and is prepared to receive the vaccine doses form the Central government, to store it and to administer it to the identified people,” he said.

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Kejriwal addressed the media after he held a high-level meeting with health officials and other stakeholders on Delhi’s vaccination strategy.

He said the Central government’s “priority category” has been weakened to 3 parts: healthcare workers, frontline workers, and therefore the elderly and people with comorbidities.

“Our healthcare workers like doctors, nurses, paramedic staff then on are going to be the primary ones to urge the vaccine does in Delhi. we've identified 3 lakh healthcare workers who are going to be vaccinated. Next, are going to be the frontline workers which include police, civil defence volunteers and municipal workers. There are 6 lakh such persons. Third category is of these who are 50 years aged or ilder and people below 50 years who have co-morbid conditions.There are 42 lakh persons under the third category,” said Kejriwal.

He said everyone are going to be given two doses of the vaccine and therefore the total estimated requirement of doses in Delhi as of now's 1.02 crore.

The chief minister said sufficient centres or camps are going to be found out fro administering the vaccine doses. “In case anyone develops side-effects, we even have teams of specialists able to treat such people,” Kejriwal said.