TS top Indian state to administer highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses in private facilities

The state has administered 11,98,360 vaccines, including 9,51,223 first dose and 2,34,548 second dose.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  30 March 2021 2:54 PM GMT
TS top Indian state to administer highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses in private facilities

Hyderabad: Telangana tops the list of states for the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered - 48.39 per cent -in private facilities, the Union ministry of health said on 30 March.

The state has administered 11,98,360 vaccines, including 9,51,223 first dose and 2,34,548 second dose. Around 4,02,204 vaccine jabs were given to persons above 60 years of age followed by 3,93,733 health care workers, 2,10,926 person above 45 years with comorbidities, and 1,78,908 to frontline workers.

The state also reported only 1.05 per cent vaccine wastage. Meanwhile, Telangana is yet to start administering the vaccine to people above 45 years.

The ministry said that the COVID-19 situation in the country is going "from bad to worse" and it is a huge cause for worry. It also directed states witnessing a spike to ramp up testing with a focus on RT-PCR, isolation, tracing contacts, and boosting healthcare resources.

"The COVID-19 situation is turning from bad to worse in the last few weeks, especially in some states. It is a huge cause for worry. No state, no part of the country, or district should be complacent," said V.K Paul, NITI Aayog member (health).

Airport operators ignoring COVID-19 protocols

Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that airport operators are not complying with COVID-19 protocols during surveillance conducted by the civil aviation regulator at various airports across the country.

"During the surveillance of some airports, it has come to notice that compliance is not satisfactory. All airport operators, therefore, are requested to ensure that the instructions on COVID-19 protocol from the standpoint of wearing face masks properly, covering nose and mouth, as well as maintaining social distance norms within the airport premises are followed scrupulously," the DGCA said in an advisory.


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