The Bageshwar district became the second district in the country and first in Uttarakhand to achieve the unique distinction of 100 per cent vaccination on Wednesday. The Wayanad district of Kerala holds the record for being the first district in the country to achieve 100 per cent vaccination.
The Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami himself declared the unique feat of the Bageshwar district while interacting with the media persons at the State Secretariat on Wednesday. He praised the State Health Department, district administration and team of the district health department of Bageshwar for the stupendous achievement. The CM said that the district would inspire others and become a role model. He said that the Khirsu block of Pauri has also achieved 100 per cent vaccination target of the adult population. He informed that 1,76,776 beneficiaries have received the first dose of vaccine in Bageshwar district while 37,789 have got the first dose in Khirsu block of Pauri. The CM said that the state has received 17 lakh doses of vaccine in this month and it is receiving full support of the union government and asserted that the 100 per cent vaccination target would be achieved in the next four months. Dhami informed that necessary steps are being taken at state, district and block levels to give an impetus to the vaccination drive in the state. He said that 83 per cent of the population above 45 years of age in the state has received the first dose while 48 per cent of them have received both doses. Dhami added that 61 per cent of the 18 to 44 years age population has received the first dose while 4 per cent have received both doses. In the State a total of 56,61,943 people have received the first dose which is 73 per cent of the total adult population.
The CM congratulated the District Magistrate (DM) of Bageshwar Vineet Kumar Meena, chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Sunita Tamta, district immunisation officer Dr P S Jangpangi for the achievement.