Indore: Putting all speculations to an end, the state health department will continue online booking of slots in Indore city and people between age 18 and 44 years would have to book the e-slots to get the vax.
However, the government has provided relief to the people of rural areas as they can get themselves registered on spot to get the slot for vaccination.
According to district immunization officer Dr Pravin Jadia, “As the Centre has told the states to decide over online or on spot vaccination, the state government has decided to continue online booking of slots in four major cities including Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Gwalior.”
He said that they will continue to stop wastage of the vaccine and will allow people to go and get on spot registration at sites where doses remain unused.
“For vaccination drive on Thursday, we opened slots on Wednesday and all were booked. As we will allow on spot registration for the people in rural areas, we will start sites from Friday or Saturday for the same,” Dr Jadia said.
In Indore, the department has the target of vaccinating over 18 lakh people above 18 years and over 1 lakh people have been vaccinated for the same, so far.
Tata Consultancy Services begin vaccination drive for employees
Tata Consultancy Services has started a vaccination drive for its employees in the campus located at Super Corridor. With this, TCS became one of the first IT Companies in the city to start vaccination for its employees.
The IT giant has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals for the drive vaccinating employees and more than 400 were inoculated, so far.
Now, get COVAXIN in paid facility
After starting a paid facility to vaccinate people with COVISHIELD in Rs 850, Apollo Hospitals has started vaccinating people with COVAXIN in Rs 1250. Vaccination is done through online slot booking.
Bombay Hospital and Choithram Hospital will also start the drive soon at the hospitals.