The initiative 'Har Ghar Dastak campaign' was launched by PM Narendra Modi to ensure cent percent vaccination in India. Several groups were formed which comprised of doctors, nurses, ANM workers who had to visit every household and vaccinate the person even at the remotest corner of the country.
The teams then had to submit the report to the nearest polling station where the remaining people were to be vaccinated. In the second and the final phase, which is from November 22-27, the chief minister, MPs, MLAs along with other senior officials will be visiting every household to ensure their vaccination.
In order to strengthen the 'Har Ghar Dastak' door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday discussed various measures with the states and Union territories.
He called upon the states, UTs to work together to ensure that all eligible people in the country are covered under the national immunization drive.
"Lets us ensure collectively through collaborative and multi-stakeholder efforts that no eligible citizen is left without the 'Suraksha Kawachh' of Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Let us reach each corner and household across the country and motivate people to take both the doses under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Har Ghar Dastak campaign," Mandaviya said during the meeting.
As of 7 am on the day, more than 110 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries in the country.Mandaviya added that 79% of the adult population in India have received their first Covid vaccine while 38% has received the second dose. He said that over 12 crore people are due for the second dose of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, the Union minister of state for health and family welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar emphasized that the ministry has also reviewed the Covid-19 vaccination programme with state health ministers.
"During the meeting, discussed the active implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Har Ghar Dastak campaign' (November 3 to 30, 2021) so that the benefits of the vaccination drive reaches every citizen of the country," Pawar tweeted.
As of 7 am on the day, more than 110 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries in the country. "With the administration of 57,54,817 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 110 Cr (1,10,23,34,225) as per provisional reports till 7 am today," the ministry said in a statement.
Also, 13,091 new Covid-19 cases and 340 related deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours.