In a press briefing on Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Delhi Govt will begin Covid-vaccination with 81 centres and 100 people will be vaccinated at each centre in a day. Announcing the roll-out of Covid-vaccine from Saturday, January 16, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government has received 2,74,000 doses of vaccine from the Centre.
Adding to his statement, Kejriwal says that vaccination will be done on four days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. However, the centre will be increased to 1,000 centres in days to come.
"Vaccination in Delhi will be done at 81 locations in Delhi on 16th January. Around 100 people will be vaccinated at each of these locations in a day. Vaccination will be done on four days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Taking a note of the Covid-vaccines dispatched by the centre to the Delhi Government Kejriwal said that we have received 2,74,000 doses of vaccine from the Centre. Taking a damage into account Centre has provided 10% extra vaccine.
In 1st phase each person will be administered two doses & Centre provides 10% extra vaccine, taking damage into account. So the 2,74,000 doses of Covid vaccine will be sufficient for around 1,20,000 health workers, he adds.
"We will begin with 81 centres, it will then be increased to 175 in a few days & then to 1000 centres across Delhi", Chief Minister says.
It has been decided by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to carry out first phase of Covid-vaccination from Saturday, January 16 across the country. In first phase of vaccine Centre is aiming to cover all frontline workers for the vaccination.