Delhi Chief Minister on Thursday said that Delhi Administration is fully prepared for the COVID-19 vaccination drive starting from Saturday, 16 January. The vaccination will be conducted at 81 destinations where 8,100 health workers will be given the first batch of shots.
In a digital press conference, Kejriwal said Delhi will conduct the inoculation drive four days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, whereas the remaining three days have been dedicated for the usual vaccines.
He said, “This morning, I held a meeting with all concerned departments and officials to review the arrangements. The Delhi government is fully prepared to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination drive from January 16.”
“Every day, 100 people will be vaccinated. So, nearly 8,100 people will be vaccinated every day from day one. As of now, the Central government has given us a total of 274,000 vaccines which will be sufficient to vaccinate 120,000 healthcare workers. A total of 240,000 healthcare workers have registered with us as of now,” he added.
The number of vaccination centers will gradually be increased to 175 and then 1,000 after a few weeks. The chief minister explained that of the 274,000 vaccines, each healthcare worker will get two shots. Also, 10% of the 274,000 vaccines are to be kept for exigencies such as breakage.
“We hope that we will soon get more vaccines so that the remaining health workers are also vaccinated in time. In the past year, people have seen difficult times because of the pandemic. I hope with these vaccines, the world gets rid of Covid-19,” he said.