Mhow (Indore district, Madhya Pradesh): A mega vaccination drive was held in Pithampur in neighbouring Dhar district on International Day of Yoga, which was Monday.
This was part of Vaccination Mahaabhiyan launched in state by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday. Dhar MLA Neena Verma and Dhar district collector Alok Kumar Singh flagged off the mobile vaccination van to launch the drive.
More than 10 vaccination centres were set up in Pithampur where over 15,000 were vaccinated by health department staff.
A large number of workers and employees from Pithampur industrial area were vaccinated. Many centres faced shortage but health department sent vaccines from other centres.
Meanwhile, the owners of several factories in Pithampur have sought permission from Dhar administration to provide vaccines to them so they can vaccinate employees in their premises.
SDM Pithampur Divya Patel visited every vaccination centre and villages to encourage people to go for jabs.
Administrative staff, doctors, nursing staff of Primary Health Centre in Pithampur, Aanganwadi workers, Asha workers and officials of Pithampur municipality offered services at vaccination centres.
Dhar Collector Alok Kumar Singh told reporters that residents responded well to the drive. “We vaccinated more than 15,000 people in Pithampur on first day,” he added.
He said Dhar district administration aims to vaccinate 10,000 -15,000 citizens every day in Pithampur industrial area.