A sanitation worker in New Delhi, a nurse in Bengaluru, a security guard in MP are among the first people to get first Covid-19 jab after the first phase of vaccination was initiated. Let’s take a look at all the different states that are participating in the Covid-19 vaccination drive and the updates from those regions:
#Karnataka: Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick off at the #Bengaluru Medical College in the presence of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar at 10.30 am. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/TL0eJeQ3RK
— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) January 16, 2021
Around 24,300 people will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine on the first day of the vaccination drive.
A hospital nurse became the first person in Bengaluru to be administered the Covid-19 vaccination in Bengaluru.
According to the state, a total of 7,17,439 health care workers across Karnataka will be vaccinated in the first phase. Health Minister said,
“We have 8,14,500 doses of the vaccines and the initial phase is expected to completed within a week,” Sudhakar said. “Covaxin doses have been dispatched to six centres – in Bellary, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chamarajanagar and Davangere.”
Karnataka’s vaccination drive was kicked off at the Bengaluru Medical College in the presence of the state’s CM BS Yediyurappa and Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. There are over 243 vaccination sites in Karnataka to administer vaccines. Health Minister said, “Covishield vaccines would be administered at 237 centres and the Covaxin shots would be given at the remaining six places today.”
In New Delhi, sanitation personnel Manish Kumar was the first person to receive the Covid-19 shot at the AIIMS. He was administered the shot of the vaccine in the presence of Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
AIIMS director Dr. Rajdeep Guleria was administered during the first phase of the vaccination drive.
In Delhi’s Saket region, physiotherapists Dr. Anil Dassi and Dr. Archana Khazanchi received the first shot of the vaccine. Dr. Dassi spoke to the media and said, “We are positive this will work, and hopefully start the end of this pandemic. There may be slight side effects but there is nothing to worry about.”
Vidya Thakur became the first person in state’s capital Mumbai to get vaccine at Mumbai’s Rajawadi hospital.
Maharashtra will have 285 vaccination sites where 100 healthcare workers will be given the first jab of the vaccine in the first day. The state has received 9.63 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine and also 20,000 doses of the Covaxin vaccine.
In the state’s capital Mumbai, there are 9 vaccination sites that will administer the Covishield vaccine. This includes Parel’s KEM Hospital, Sion’s Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai Centra’s Nair Hospital. Vile Parle West’s Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Ghatkopar’s Rajawadi Hospital, Kandivali’s West Shatabdi Hospital, Santa Cruz’s VN Desai Hospital, Bandra West’s Bhabha Hospital and BKC jumbo facility.
Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is in line with all other Indian states for the Covid-19 vaccination drive. The state’s capital Srinagar’s Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences(SKIMS) is the vaccination site. A volunteer received his first vaccination shot and said, “I am happy. I volunteered to get the first jab to encourage others so that others can also benefit from the vaccine.”
Jammu and Kashmir: The Covid-19 vaccination drive begins at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar.
“I am happy. I volunteered to get the first jab to encourage others so that others can also benefit from the vaccine,” said a volunteer. pic.twitter.com/BsVqb209j1
— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2021
The first phase of the vaccination drive in Madhya Pradesh will cover 4.16 lakh healthcare workers. Of those 4.16 lakh health care workers 3.16 lakh health care workers come from the government sector.
Meanwhile, Haridev, a security guard at JP Hospital in Bhopal became the first person in the state to get the vaccination.
Kerala too joined the rest of the country on Saturday. Kerala received 4,33,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine sent from Serum Institute of India. The Ernakulam district hospital will function as the vaccination site along with 11 other sites in the region. In Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode 11 vaccination sites are set up. All other districts of Kerala will have 9 sites each.
A total of 133 vaccination are set up across the state where 13,300 healthcare workers will be administered with the Covishield shots on the first day of India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.
Tamil Nadu got its first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday this week. Around 5,36,500 doses of Covishield were sent from Pune to the state’s capital Chennai. Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu J. Radhakrishnan said Tamil Nadu is allotted a total of 5,56,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine which also includes 20,000 doses of Covaxin. Vaccines are being administered ad Chennai’s Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (as shown in image below).
There are 65 vaccination sites across Assam which includes the ones in 7 medical colleges and 24 district hospitals. Assam has received 2.21 lakh vaccines which includes 2 lakh doses of the Covidshield and 20,000 doses of Covaxin. In the first phase of the vaccination the state will vaccinate 1.9 lakh health care workers followed by 1 lakh frontline workers.