Delhi government broadens Covid-19 vaccination coverage; runs camps in high-footfall areas

- July 25, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

As the numbers of Coronavirus cases rise in the national capital, Delhi government runs inoculation camps at various spots to broaden the coverage

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As per the officials, the Delhi government is running Covid-19 vaccination camps at places receiving a high number of people such as metro stations, markets, malls, Kanwar yatra camps and areas near liquor shops.

There has been a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi and medical experts have emphasised on the vaccination of those who are still unvaccinated.

The officials also stated that the number of inoculation centres have been raised from 60 in early July to over 140 now.

A senior official at Delhi health department told the news agency PTI that they are aiming to maximise the vaccination coverage which include many outreach programmes such as door-to-door surveys to achieve good results. 

The officials also stated that the camps are also being held for a day or so in residential areas in association with RWAs.

“We want maximum vaccination coverage and if a section of people is not coming to immunisation centres, we will go to them,” the senior official said.

On Sunday, the national capital witnessed 729 Coronavirus cases and two fatalities, according to data shared by the city health department.

As per the bulletin on Sunday, 3,56,02,514 Covid-19 doses were administered in Delhi while the number of precaution jabs given was 20,39,022.

On July 17, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the residents of the national capital to receive the COVID-19 prophylactic doses, claiming that barely 10% of residents had done so. Additionally, he urged parents to schedule the second vaccination for their children between the ages of 12 and 17.


(With inputs from PTI)