Pradeep Vyas, principal secretary, state well being division, mentioned the variety of days to conduct the vaccination drive per week has been raised from 4 days to 5 days now.
“Nearly 1 lakh well being employees have been given the primary dose of vaccine since January 16 within the state. To enhance the attain, the state has now determined to perform the inoculation drive for COVID-19 for 5 days a week ranging from Monday subsequent week,” he mentioned.
“The vaccine’s first dose was administered at the moment to 24,282 well being employees, taking the full (beneficiaries covered) to 99,242. Gondia, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Amravati, Jalna, Beed, Dhule, Hingoli, Nanded and Osmanabad districts reported over 100 per cent vaccination. It means extra folks may be vaccinated than the goal for the day,” he added.
According to officers, round three lakh well being employees will be vaccinated now as they want to take the second dose after a hole of 4 weeks.
Earlier, state well being minister Rajesh Tope had mentioned the plan was to vaccinate solely 50 per cent healthcare employees as a result of Maharashtra acquired lower than eight lakh dosages, with a 10 per cent wastage threat.
In Nashik district, a complete of 1,171 well being employees of the focused 1,300 obtained the COVID-19 jabs on Saturday at 13 centres.
One of the beneficiaries suffered minor issues after the vaccination however he was instantly given first support and his situation recovered, an official launch mentioned.
No severe well being points have been reported in the course of the vaccination drive, which was carried out easily.
The quantity and proportion of vaccination in different districts underneath the Nashik division is Ahmednagar 870 (72. 50 %), Dhule 435 (108.75 %), Jalgaon 664 (94.86 %) and Nandurbar 308 (77 %).
In all, out of the 4,000 targetted beneficiaries for the day within the Nashik division, 3,448 well being employees, or 86.20 per cent, have been administered the vaccine on Saturday.