New Delhi: People over 18 years of age wait to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center set up by BLK-Max Hospital at the Radha Soami Satsang, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 6, 2021. 
(Representative Photo)
New Delhi: People over 18 years of age wait to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center set up by BLK-Max Hospital at the Radha Soami Satsang, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Representative Photo)
(PTI Photo)

BHOPAL: Vaccination drive is likely to gain momentum by May 15 in state capital. DME minister Vishwas Sarang said that around 14 lakh doses of vaccine are expected to arrive in the city by May 15 and the vaccination drive will gain momentum after that, he siad.

Vaccination for 18-plus category beneficiaries is slow in Madhya Pradesh. On Saturday, it started at 22 session sites in the state capital. Last two days, only one session site was opened and it had led to a heavy rush at the vaccination center.

National Health Mission (NHM) officials said that gradually the situation will be normal. Citizens of the 18-plus category is 3.5 crore in Madhya Pradesh and it is taking time at the session site. However, only those beneficiaries who are getting registered online are getting vaccines as onsite registration is not allowed.

Vaccination continued at 22 session site for 18-plus category beneficiaries in the state capital while inoculation for 45-plus category beneficiaries at 47 session sites on Saturday. Covaxin was supplied to all the session sites notified for 18-plus beneficiaries.

Session sites for 18-plus category beneficiaries are as follow: Gunga Higher Secondary, Berasia; Panchayat Eitkhedi, Gandhi Nagar; Government Girls School, Nehru Nagar; Government Higher Secondary School, Misrod; Seva Sadan, Bairagarh; Central Library, Itwara; Government School of Barkhedi, Kotara, Ashoka Garden, Tulsi Nagar, BHEL, Nishatpura, Karond; Forest Guest House, Char Imli; AIIMS; MPT, Lake View Residency; Imperial Higher Secondary School, Mansarover School, Kolar; Sahani School, Bairagarh; RD Nursing Home, Panchayat Hall, Harakheda and Community Hall, Railway Hospital.

Situation will be normal soon

State immunisation officer Dr Santosh Shukla said, ìPopulation of 18-plus category is 3.5 crore in Madhya Pradesh. So it is taking time. All beneficiaries cannot be given dose of vaccines in a day. Gradually, situation will be normal in the state at vaccination front. We are increasing session sites to cope up pressure of larger section of population.î

Session sites to be increased

DME minister Vishwas Sarang said, ìAround 14 lakh doses are expected to arrive in state capital by May 15 and the situation at vaccination front is likely to be normalised by May 15. Session sites will also be increased for 18-plus category beneficiaries and the drive will gain momentum soon.î

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