Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): The district recorded 190 per cent vaccination against the set target on the first day of state-wide mega vaccination drive launched on Monday.
A target of vaccinating 15,000 people was set. To achieve this, people enthusiastically took jabs at 30 centres in Khandwa and 287 centres in rural areas of Khandwa district. Till 7 pm on Monday, about 28,503 received vaccines and thus the target exceeded by 190 percent.
Vaccination incharge Dr NK Sethia said 317 teams have been formed for vaccination in district. “The first dose of Covishield was administered on Monday. With the cooperation of district administration, health department and public representatives, Khandwa district has topped in vaccination. Till 7 pm on Monday, about 28,503 received vaccines and thus the target exceeded by 190 percent,” he added.
District collector Anay Dwivedi, additional collector Rajesh Jain, district vaccination officer Dr Anil Tanwar, city vaccination incharge Dr AK Sethia motivated people for inoculation.
People queued at vaccination centres from 9 am on Monday to prevent corona infection. Free vaccination was arranged at all the centres on registration on the basis of Aadhaar card. Saplings were presented to those who came for vaccinations. They were served refreshments.