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Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.91L beneficiaries innoculated on Day 1

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AIIMS’ director, Niti Aayog’s Paul among 1st to get Covid jabsNew Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive across the country and no case of post-inoculation hospitalisation has been reported so far.

A total of 16,755 personnel were involved in organising the vaccination sessions at 3,351 sites.

“Total of 1,91,181 beneficiaries got innoculated for Covid-19 on the first day of the massive nationwide vaccination drive,” the Health ministry said in a statement.

Addressing a press conference in the evening, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry said that no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation was reported.

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The Additional Secretary said that the vaccination drive was successfully conducted on Day 1. A mammoth exercise was conducted almost a year after the first coronavirus case was detected in India, which then claimed over 1.5 lakh lives and infected one crore people.

According to a data presented at the press conference, Andhra Pradesh vaccinated the most number of beneficiaries, followed by Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka.

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In Delhi, 3,403 people were innoculated on Day 1.

The central government had aimed to vaccinate over three lakh people on the first day.

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Agnani also put forth the issues with the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application.

He said that there was delay in uploading of beneficiary list at some session sites, which was dealt by improving the system performance and speed. It is being further optimised.

Besides, some healthcare workers were not scheduled for the vaccination session on Saturday. To tackle this a process has been initiated and states were advised to upload details of such beneficiaries in the Co-WIN platform.

Source: IANS

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