Bhubaneswar: Additional Chief Secretary (Health), PK Mohapatra said nearly 97% of HCWs have received the first dose of COVID vaccine in the state. He said a total of 87% of HCWs have received the second dose and similarly 97% of FLWs have got the first jab.
Mohapatra told a press conference that there are 1.16 crore people in Odisha who are over 45 years or above in age. Till date, 43.55 lakh among these persons (above 45 years) have received the first shot.
Mohapatra said the second dose is due for 23.43 lakh persons in the age group of 45 years above in the state and added that among them nearly 6 lakh persons have received the second dose recently.
The duration between Covaxin doses is 28 to 41 days, Mohapatra said and added that there is not much issue for Covaxin which is limited to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area. But, the supply of Covishield has been badly hit, Mohapatra said.
Mohapatra said our Chief Minister has written three letters, our Department Minister has written four times to Centre and he has written multiple times for supply of Covishield but to no avail.
He urged the Union Health Secretary to facilitate the supply of 15 lakh doses of Covishield to Odisha. Odisha Government is making all efforts to vaccinate one and all in the State.
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