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These Two states register above 80 % vaccination on 1st day of the drive

Saturday, 16 January 2021 (21:59 IST)
Bhubaneswar:Odisha registered 81 per cent vaccination on the first dayof the immunisation drive against Covid 19, officials sources here said. Out of the targeted 16,314 Health Care Workers 13,292 health workers were inoculated till 6 PM.
While Bhadrak district achieved 109 per cent vaccination, the highest in the stateSodepur reported the lowest 51 per cent vaccination.Koraput reported 105 percent vaccination followed by Angul, Balasore and Kandhamalwhich have recorded 100 per cent vaccination.Bargarh, Boudh, Gajapati and Kendrapada districts recorded more than 90 per cent vaccination .
The vaccination drive was conducted smoothly at 161 vaccination sites spread over 30 districts of the state and no reports of any side effect of the beneficiaries inoculated today were reported from any where.After getting the shots everyone said the vaccine was painless and safe and appealedothers to get immunised without any fear.
Prominent among the persons who received the vaccine today were Odisha Director of Medical Education and Training C B K Mohanty, Director AIIMS Gitanjali Batabane, Director KIIMS P K Patnaik, Head of the Medicine department of S C B Medical College and Hospital Jayant Kumar Panda , Capital Hospital Director laxmidhar and Director SUM hospital Ashok Mohapatra.
The vaccination drive started after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive through video conferencing this morning at 1030 hrs.Odisha Additional Chief Secretary P K Mohapatra said the vaccination drive started at 1105 hrs in the capital hospital.
He said there will be no vaccination tomorrow. The experts will observe the situation tomorrow and the vaccination again resume from Monday.In Odisha 3.28 lakh Health Workers have been identified for inoculation in the first phase of Vaccination. As many as 1.92 lakh Health Care Workers are scheduled to be vaccinated in the first phase. The first phase of vaccination is targeted to be completed by January 25 next, he said.
Telangana registers 84 percent  on the first day of vaccination drive
Hyderabad:Telangana Public Health Director Dr G Srinivas Rao on Saturday evening announced that the first phase of vaccination programme was successful in the state.
Talking to newsmen here, Dr Rao said that 3,530 beneficiaries (84 per cent) out of 4200 targeted were vaccinated in 140 centres at 1530 hours across the state. Of them, only 20 minor complaints like mild fever, giddiness, and redness have been reported so far. No major complaints were reported, he said.
'During the first phase, Covishield vaccine is administered to the beneficiaries as first dose. The same vaccine will be given to the beneficiaries after 28 days as second dose. Every one should take two doses of COVID vaccine. The body will get COVID-19 virus protection only after 42 days. In the meantime, the beneficiaries should follow COVID 19 guidelines like wearing masks, following social distance,' Mr Rao said.
He thanked Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Ministers Etala Rajender, K T Rama Rao, MPs, MLAs, Health Department officials and among others for the successful conduct of the first phase vaccination programme in the state.
Mr Rao said that some of them who registered their names for vaccination today have refused to take it due to some fear. They will be vaccinated during the next phases, he said.
Mr Rao said that the vaccination centres and beneficiaries will be increased during the next phases starting from Monday onwards. Once after completion of vaccination to the healthcare workers of 3.15 lakhs, followed by frontline workers and people aged over 50 years.
Medical Education Director Dr Ramesh Reddy, who took the vaccine, said that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and secure. No need to doubt it. To create confidence among the people, few colleagues in the Health Department were given the vaccine during the first phase.
He said that about 90 per cent of vaccination has been completed during the first phase. 'It is an indication of the acceptance of the vaccine,' he added.

64 percent vaccination completed  in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:The first day of corona vaccination in Madhya Pradesh has been saw a mixed response. On the first day of the nationwide campaign for vaccination,  health workers were vaccinated at 150 vaccination sites of the state. Health Department made a target to vaccinate a total of 15,000 health corona warriors out of which 9584 health workers were vaccinated. Around 64% of the target was completed on the first day.
100 doctors and health workers were vaccinated in Assam
Guwahati:As part of the pan India COVID 19 vaccination drive, the programme was launched in Assam too today. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the session site at Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, while for Guwahati, Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the drive.
Sonowal while handing over a freezer box containing vaccines urged upon the administering officials to maintain a humane approach, educate the recipients of the vaccines to make the drive fruitful.
He was also present at the site when Principal of Assam Medical College and Hospital Dr. Sanjiv Kakati received the first shot of the vaccine.The chief minister also interacted with the other recipients, Dr. R.P. Medhi, Dr. Girin Gogoi,
Dr. Shantanu Lahakar and Dr. Hem Chandra Kakati.Later talking to the media, Sonowal termed the day as a red letter day.He sought cooperation from all sections of the people of the state to make the inoculation drive in Assam a success.
Sonowal said in Assam in the first phase, vaccination drive will be carried out in 65 session sites opened in seven medical colleges and 24 civil hospitals and the health workers will get
the first shots of the vaccine
Meanwhile, in main city Guwahati, Covid-19 vaccination drive has started in three hospitalsof Kamrup (Metro) district. Apart from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), the vaccination drive is also being carried out at Sonapur District Hospital and Marwari Maternity Hospital. On the first day of vaccination, 100 doctors and health workers were vaccinated in each centre.
Health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the vacccination drive at the GMCH.The first three vaccines were given to Dr. Umesh Chandra Sharma, Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bora and Padmashri awardee Dr. Ilias Ali.Dr Sarma informed that 3 lakh people will be vaccinated by April this year.
Covid-19 vaccination started in Tripura district: 91 vaccinated
Ambassa:In the very first day of official launching of COVID vaccination, in total 91 health workers got vaccinated in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here, informed
the official sources tonight.
With much enthusiasm and optimism, the vaccination virtually launched today and the district level programme was held at the DistrictHospital in Kulai. The programme was inaugurated by the local MLA Parimal Debbarma in presence of the Chief Medical Officer Dr. ChitanDebbarma, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Dr. SagarMajumder and others.

The vaccination programme was kicked off in the district along with the entire state. It was hoped that the vaccination would continue smoothly. But due to the technical problems
in the dedicated portal, only 91 health workers could be vaccinated today, informed a health official from the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The vaccination could take place in the district hospital and in the Manu primary health centre in Longthorai valley subdivison.However, the officials hoped that from Monday, the vaccination would go on smoothly.(UNI)

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