Hanamkonda becomes first TS district to achieve 100% vaccination of 15-17 age group

100% vaccination of those over 18 years of age has been completed in 31 districts and if Nizamabad and Komaram Bheem Asifabad also completes, the target will be achieved in all the districts.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Feb 2022 10:40 AM GMT
Hanamkonda becomes first TS district to achieve 100% vaccination of 15-17 age group

Hyderabad: Recording a vaccination coverage of 103%, Hanumakonda has become the first district in Telangana to complete 100% vaccination for the age group of 15-17 years. State health minister Harish Rao congratulated Hanamkonda on this achievement and also lauded the district and Karimanagar for becoming the first and second district in the state to complete 100% vaccination for those above 18 years of age.

Mr. Rao was speaking at a review meeting held on Sunday to discuss COVID-19 in the state, vaccination, and fever survey. The teleconference was attended by district medical health officers (DMHOs), program officers, community health officers (CHOs), and doctors of primary health care centres (PHCs) from all districts.

The minister urged other districts to draw inspiration and achieve the 100% vaccination target. He further said that 100% vaccination of those over 18 years of age has been completed in 31 districts and if Nizamabad and Komaram Bheem Asifabad also complete 100% vaccination, the target will be achieved in all the districts of the state.

Regarding the fever survey, the minister said the survey had shown good results and that due to the survey the state is able to control the spread of COVID-19. The minister said almost all districts have completed the first round of the survey and covered over one crore houses. The second round of the survey is ongoing.

The minister told the officials that second and third fever surveys should be conducted if necessary to detect any rise in COVID-19 cases in any of the zones and other areas.

Further, he instructed that in addition to providing medical services for COVID-19, general medical services, non-communicable diseases (NCD) screening, and health examinations should be done at T diagnostic centers. Other health programmes should be continued without any difficulty, he told officials.

Health secretary Syed Ali Murtuza Rizvi, family welfare commissioner Wakati Karuna, state immunization officer Dr. Sudheera, and COVID-19 state nodal officer Dr. Balaji were present at the review meeting.

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