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Updated on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 10:54 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Covid-19 Mega vaccination campaign phase-3 to begin on PM’s birthday

Government sets target of vaccinating 32.90 lakh people on the first day of the phase-3
People registering for the vaccination in Bhopal  | FP

People registering for the vaccination in Bhopal | FP

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Bhopal: Phase-3 of mega vaccination campaign against Covid-19 across the state will begin on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on September 17, said an official release.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said all the sections of society were expected to cooperate with the government in its mega drive and the government had made all the arrangements to achieve 100% target of vaccination of the first dose by September 26, as per the release.

Director National Health Mission (NHM) (Vaccination) Dr Santosh Shukla said a target of 32.90 lakh vaccines was set for the first day of the phase-3. The target for the district was set too.

For instance, said Dr Shukla, Indore has the target of 1.65 lakh doses of vaccines, Satna 1.45 lakh, Ujjain 1.43 lakh, Bhopal 1.21 lakh, Sagar 1.19 lakh, Chhindwara 1.04 lakh and Rewa has a target of 1 lakh doses of vaccines on the day.

Dr Shukla said the earlier record of maximum number of vaccines doses in a day was 28.50 lakh. There will be a new record of 32.90 lakh vaccines doses on Sept 17.

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Published on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 10:54 PM IST
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