Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): In an attempt to prevent severe COVID-19 situation and a possible third-wave, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that the state would start a Vaccination Mahaabhiyan, on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Monday.
He also mentioned that the state government aims at vaccinating over 10 lakh people at its centres tomorrow itself. "We have decided to start a 'Vaccination Mahaabhiyan' tomorrow, on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
About 7,000 centres have been set up, an effort will be made to vaccinate over 10 lakh people at these centres tomorrow itself," he said.
"It is important that we take precautionary steps timely (before the possible third wave) to avoid the kind of havoc the second wave of the pandemic had," he added.
The Chief Minister requested all residents to come forward and participate in the drive. He also urged the people to not believe in the myths associated with the vaccine and to rather consider the scientific facts.
State medical education minister Vishwas Sarang told reporters on Sunday eminent people from diverse fields like sports, films, politics, academics will motivate people in districts. Besides, all ministers will remain present in their respective districts.
The chief minister will launch campaign from Datia after which he will administer pledge in Anna Nagar in Bhopal. He will then visit Budhni.
About 1.5 lakh people will be vaccinated in Bhopal while Indore has set target to inoculate 1.8 lakh people. Similarly, Gwalior and Jabalpur will vaccinate 60,000 people each.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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