Enthusiasm for vaccination against Covid on a downslide

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Enthusiasm for vaccination against Covid on a downslide

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

In what can be termed as a worrying trend, the enthusiasm for the Covid-19 vaccination among the health workers and frontline Corona warriors in Uttarakhand is witnessing a decrease. The data of the state health department show that the graph of the vaccination is going down. On Tuesday a total of 1882 health workers were inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine. On Monday which was the second day of the vaccination, 1961 health workers were vaccinated while on Saturday (January 16) which happened to be the first day of vaccination drive, 2276 health workers were vaccinated in all 13 districts of the state.

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the state Covid-19 control room, Dr Abhishek Tripathi said that 34 vaccination sessions were held on Tuesday and in them 1882 workers were vaccinated. He said that a total of 102 sessions have so far been held and in them 6119 health workers have been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine. On Saturday 209 people were vaccinated in Dehradun where four sessions were organised. Similarly 208 and 200 people were vaccinated in Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar respectively.  In Nainital 190 people were vaccinated similarly 174 in Almora, 152 in Chamoli, 140 in Pauri, 139 in Champawat, 115 each in Uttarkashi and Bageshwar, 83 in Rudraprayag and 78 in Tehri were vaccinated on the day. The fewer turnouts of health workers have caused concern among the authorities in the state. Though the senior officials of the department are putting up a brave face and terming the turnout satisfactory. They are pointing out that technical glitches and problems in the portal is the reason behind less percentage of vaccination as compared to the

target.

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