Covid-19: 74% of Uttarakhand's eligible population vaccinated, says CM Dhami
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Wednesday 99 per cent of the eligible population of Rudraprayag has been vaccinated against coronavirus (Covid-19) as reiterated his government’s target of inoculating all residents of the hill state within four months. Dhami further said all eligible beneficiaries of Bageshwar district and Khirsu block in Pauri Garhwal have received their first dose of the anti-virus vaccine.
Overall, 74 per cent of the eligible population in Uttarakhand has been inoculated against the virus, the CM was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. “We have received 19 lakh doses in August,” he added.
Dhami, who took over the reins following the resignation of Tirath Singh Rawat to become the youngest chief minister of the hill state, said one lakh people will be vaccinated in 100 wards of Dehradun on August 22.
Earlier, Dhami had said the administration was setting up camps in all the remote parts of the hill state to meet its target of cent per cent inoculation in four months.
According to latest updates from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Uttarakhand has, so far, vaccinated 74,34,757 beneficiaries of whom 56,61,593 have received the first doses, while another 17,73,16 have received the second dose.
Uttarakhand is also among states that have inoculated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group 18-44 years with the first dose of the vaccine, the ministry said.
At present, the hill state 330 active Covid-19 cases of whom 31 were fresh infection detected till Monday along with one death. This took the total caseload to 3,42,637, while total fatalities stood at 7,373. As many as 3,28,885 have also been successfully treated for the disease taking the recovery rate to 95.99 per cent.