Health Minister-State Minister joins on the occasion
Under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Central Government initiates to give free precautionary dose to the citizens above age of 18 years till September 30, 2022
More than 15 thousand health workers functional at 3500 vaccination centres will give doses to approx. 4 crore beneficiaries of this age group in Gujarat
Government of India to provide 3.50 crore doses of Covishield to Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Friday: Under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Central government has initiated to give free precautionary dose to the citizens of age group of 18 to 59 years from 15th July for 75 days across the nation.
As a part of this campaign Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel in the presence of Minister of Health Shri Rushikesh Patel launched state-wide free precautionary dose for the citizens above age of 18 years from Sector-24 Urban Health Centre in Gandhinagar.
Beneficiaries under the age group of 18-59 years will be given free precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine from Government Covid vaccination centres under Covid Vaccine Amrut Mahotsav from July 15, 2022 for 75 days i.e till September 30, 2022.
Citizens under the age group of 18 to 59 years and who have completed 6 months of the second dose will be eligible for this precautionary dose.
Approximately 4 crore beneficiaries of this age group in all districts/corporations in Gujarat are eligible for precautionary doses.
For this purpose, the state health department has deployed more than 15 thousand health workers at approximately 3500 Covid vaccination centres.
Government of India will provide an estimate of 3.50 crore doses of Covishield vaccine and 50 lakh doses of Covaxin vaccine to the State Government.
The Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give a gift of more than 700 crores to Gujarat under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” by giving free vaccine to all the eligible beneficiaries in the state.
Precautionary doses will be given to all eligible Citizens through government vaccination centres just like the first and second doses. In the next 75 days, maximum beneficiaries will be covered by state health system. The Central Government has directed the States and Union Territories to carry out this vaccination drive in mission mode across the nation.
Accordingly, state governments have been guided to conduct special workplace vaccination camps in public and private sector major office complexes, industrial houses, railway stations, inter-state bus stations, and schools and colleges.
Under the guidance of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel, the state health department will carry out extensive work planning in this regard in the coming days.
It is worth to mention here that till July 14, 2022 in Gujarat, 4 crore 92 lakh 27 thousand i.e. 99.80 percent beneficiaries above 18 years of age are given first dose while 4 crore 91 lakh 39 thousand beneficiaries are given second dose and overall more than 11 crore 20 lakh 56 thousand vaccine doses are been given including all age groups.
Minister of State Nimishaben Suthar, Deputy Mayor of Gandhinagar as well as office bearers and Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Shri Manoj Agarwal and senior officials, Municipal Commissioner joined the Chief Minister on the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat