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Govt To Vaccinate People Above 50 From March 1 Against COVID-19

BP World Bureau | Feb 22 2021 11:14:45 AM
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The Central government is planning to gear up its infrastructure for the inoculation of people aged over 50 years against COVID-19 and instructed states and UTs to prepare for the same. 

The Centre asked states and Union Territories to step up the pace of the ongoing COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus disease) vaccination process for healthcare workers. 

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories that people above 50 will get their dose from March 1. 

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The Health Secretary added that officials across India have to ensure that all public places have to step up their efforts.

Public places involved in vaccination drive include;

  1. District and sub-divisional hospitals
  2. Community health centres
  3. Primary health care centres
  4. Health and wellness centres
  5. Health sub-centres to tertiary level medical colleges
  6. Hospitals 
  7. Institutes 

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