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Speed Up Vaccination Drive : Harish Rao

Health and Finance Minister Harish Rao today directed the officials concerned to speed up vaccination drive in the state to check further spread of coronavirus.

The state surpassed the national average in vaccination and the drive should continue, he claimed.

The Minister said that 84.3 percent of people got the first dose of vaccine and 38.5 percent of people received the second dose in the state. However the same is low at the national level when compared he said. People across the nation got the first dose was put at 79. Percent and the second dose at 34.5 percent only, he said.

The Health Minister stated that the state achieved records in vaccination as the cases and deaths came down significantly. With more facilities and efforts the state succeeded ineffective vaccination he appreciated. Harish Rao asked the officials in districts to speed up the vaccination drive.

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He held a high-level review meeting with collectors, DMHOs and other officials on corona and related issues. The meeting holds significance as he took charge as the health Minister. Harish Rao instructed them to continue the drive to vaccinate in all districts covering the villages.

The Minister held a meeting with officials from MCRHRD. Harish Rao took stock of the health wing, multi-specialty hospitals construction, vaccination, facilities, top posts to be filled and necessary measures to be taken for strengthening the system. As part of vaccination, the Minister asked the officials to conduct a review meeting on Saturday.

The meeting decided to revive general health services in King Koti Hospital with 350 beds, TIMS Hospital except 250 beds meant for Covid patients and payment of salaries and pending amount if any.

 

SOURCE-NSS