Gujarat receives Award for outstanding performance in COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
CM congratulates the Health Department
Gujarat’s public healthcare system gets national accolades
Ahmedabad’s U.N. Mehta Hospital receives Award for Excellence in Hospital Management & for the Best Hospital during COVID- 19
Union Health Minister honours Gujarat’s Health Department with award
Gandhinagar, Sunday: Gujarat receives the award for Best Vaccination Combating Covid-19 for its outstanding performance in the category of big states across the country.
“India Today Healthgiri Award 2021” was honored to Gujarat by Union Health Minister Mr. Mansukh Mandvia in award distribution ceremony held in New Delhi.
Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel congratulated all the staff of the State Health and Family Welfare Department involved in Corona Vaccination and congratulated them for this achievement.
It is worth to mention here that, a total of 4 crore 93 lakh 20 thousand 903 people above the age group of 18 years were eligible for vaccination in Gujarat. A total of 6 crore 13 lakh 91 thousand 139 doses have been given by health department which include 4 crore 21 lakh 86 thousand 528 for first dose and 1 crore 92 lakh 4 thousand 611 for second dose. In Gujarat, 6.23 lakh people have been given both dose for vaccination for every ten lakh vaccinations.
A total of 82.7 percent in districts and 93.9 percent in corporation areas across the state have been given the first dose. Out of the total 18215 villages of the state, 13788 villages have been vaccinated 100 percent.
As a result of such extensive and intensive work of Corona vaccination, Gujarat has achieved the best rank in the category of major states of the country and has received this award of India Today.
Additional Chief Secretary of State’s Health Department Mr. Manoj Agarwal, Health Commissioner Mr. Jai Prakash Shivahare and State Immunization Officer Dr. Nayan Jani were handed over with the award by Union Health Minister.
Special honors in “Healthgiri 2021 Awards” to the then Secretary serving in the Government of India and a senior chartered officer of the Gujarat cadre, late. Guruprasad Mahapatra was given as the only Unsung Hero. This honor is bestowed to a person who has shown selfless devotion during Covid-19 without any publicity. while performing such duties, he himself has become a victim of Covid-19 and deceased.
CM also paid tribute to the late Mahapatra for the duties he performed during COVID-19 and appreciated his devotion to service.
Apart from this, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center, Ahmedabad has been awarded The Economic Times Healthcare Award-2021 for Excellence in Hospital Management during COVID-19. U. N. Mehta Hospital is honored to provide dedicated Covid Healthcare and the best healthcare services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chief Minister also lauded the proud achievement of UN Mehta Hospital and lauded the contribution of UN Mehta Hospital in the field of health care.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat