Jamshedpur, March 1: Males are more among those taking the vaccine in the district. So far a total of 25 thousand 106 people have taken the vaccine. This includes 14 thousand 452 men and 10 thousand 654 women. At the same time, the number of men is also higher among those taking other doses. After taking the vaccine, eight people have deteriorated so far. However, after a few hours everyone’s condition was back to normal.
Meanwhile, about 26 private hospitals and health hubs have started administering Covid-19 vaccine in the city. The drive started from Monday morning. An official of the health department said that as per Government’s guidelines those aged between 45 and 59 with ailments can register for the vaccination by providing a certificate of ailment signed by a registered medical practitioner. Those aged above 60 can register for the vaccination.
“As per the guidelines received, they can choose either a government facility or a private hospital. While the vaccination will be for free of cost at government facilities, private hospitals will charge Rs 250,” he said.
A beneficiary will be able to book a slot at the Vaccination Centre based on his preference. The second dose will be scheduled at the same centre on the 29th day of the date of appointment of the first dose. The slot for the second dose can be changed between 29th and 42nd day of the first dose, he added
To ensure Covid protocol, police personnel have been deployed in each centre. Arrangements have been made for facilitating vaccination for 100 people at each centre. The central government earlier announced that the government hospitals will carry out the vaccination drive at no cost, whereas private hospitals can levy up to ₹250 per person per dose.
The Union Health Ministry informed that the nationwide vaccination program is now expanded to all citizens above 60 years of age. Citizens within the age group of 45 to 59 years with specific comorbidities are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Corona vaccination kicked off on 16 January in East Singhbhum district. After 43 days after the start of vaccination, now the situation seems to be quite normal. Gradually the number of corona patients is also decreasing. So far, a total of 44 thousand 174 people have been registered for vaccines in the district. In this, 25 thousand 106 people have been vaccinated. About 57 percent have taken the first dose of the vaccine. At the same time, one thousand 256 people have completed their second dose.