State Records Highest Doses of 23L Vax in Single Day | Patna News
PATNA: More than 23.44 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered statewide on Tuesday, the highest in a single day in Bihar so far. Health Minister Mangal Pandey said the numbers could rise further by the end of the evening as officials update data from rural areas. The mega disc, dubbed Mahatika Abhiyaan 1.0, involved more than 28,000 people. Almost 30 lakh doses of vaccine had been distributed in advance to different districts to avoid any shortages.
Pandey said it would help the state government meet the goal of vaccinating six million people by December of this year and tackle the predicted third wave of Covid-19. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing free vaccines, which he said could ensure the success of such a campaign.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pratyaya Amrit said the department will organize more such campaigns in the coming days to vaccinate the maximum number of beneficiaries before the holiday season. “The success of this campaign shows two things: the tremendous support from the people and good teamwork. From district magistrates to officials and agents of the health department, everyone has worked hard to achieve the goal, ”said Pratyaya.
He said more than 13,000 vaccinators and 15,000 other data entry operators and health workers were involved in Tuesday’s campaign.
The special secretary of the health department, Sanjay Kumar Singh, who is also in charge of the executive director of the state health department, said: “By 8 pm, 20.32 lakh people had received the doses. This number will increase.
So far, Uttar Pradesh has vaccinated the maximum number of people 31 lakh in a single day. Even the second highest single-day vaccination was also in UP – 29 lakh people – followed by Madhya Pradesh, where 25 lakh people were vaccinated in one day. “If we cross the 25 lakh mark late at night, Bihar will be ahead of MP on this point,” an official said. Bihar previously administered the maximum doses of 9.26 lakh on August 5.
The break until 8:15 p.m. for Bihar shows that the maximum doses of 1.61 lakh were administered in East Champaran, followed by Patna (doses of 1.20 lakh) and Samastipur (1.0 lakh). According to the quota of vaccines distributed, East Champaran had obtained the maximum on two doses of lakh, followed by Patna (1.93 doses of lakh), Darbhanga (1.26 doses of lakh) and Samastipiur (1.23 doses of lakh) .