When the primary of the two-dose coronavirus vaccine photographs have been rolled out to healthcare workers and frontline employees in Madhya Pradesh – precisely one month in the past in the present day – there have been celebrations.
Nevertheless, on February 13, as different states started administering the booster dose, Madhya Pradesh was not on that record; the state will start its second spherical of vaccination on Saturday – 28 days later and every week behind components of the nation.
Frontline employees who’ve but to get even one dose of the vaccine can achieve this until February 19, the state authorities has mentioned.
No official cause has been given for the delay, however a Well being Division report accessed by NDTV confirmed the cell phone numbers of round 1.3 lakh individuals declared vaccinated are an identical.
different states started administering the booster dose of #COVIDVaccine, MP will start its second spherical after twentieth, No official cause given however a Well being Dept. report confirmed the cellular no.of 1,37,454 individuals within the record are an identical! @ndtv@ndtvindia@TheLancet@AnooBhu@manishndtvpic.twitter.com/zsPr5aqpOo
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) February 16, 2021
These embrace round 83,000 well being employees, round 32,000 staff of the City Administration and Housing departments, round 7,000 from the Income Division and the same quantity from the House Division.
The cellphone numbers of some staff of the Panchayati Raj Division have been additionally related.
Of the an identical numbers, round 17,000 have been from Indore, round 11,000 from Jabalpur and round 8,000 from Bhopal.
The precise numbers in every case are being verified by the Well being Division.
The report raises the query – have been lakhs of frontline employees, whose numbers are apparently duplicated in data, not vaccinated as a result of they didn’t get details about the photographs?
The state authorities has performed down this chance.
Well being Minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary mentioned: “There isn’t any downside with registration. If there’s a mistake, we’ll get it checked.”
The Congress is way from happy, with former Legislation Minister and senior chief PC Sharma criticising the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities’s carelessness.
“Carelessness in exams, vaccination… identify, deal with, cellular quantity, the whole lot pretend. I do not suppose they’re critical about coronavirus. You probably have vaccines, then why you aren’t vaccinating?” he requested.
In accordance with the centre, Madhya Pradesh has administered the primary dose to over 75 per cent of registered healthcare employees within the state; solely Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep, Tripura and Bihar have achieved a much bigger proportion, the centre mentioned Tuesday night.
Madhya Pradesh has reported practically 2.6 lakh Covid circumstances to this point, of which round 1,850 are energetic circumstances and round 3,400 are deaths linked to the virus.