After Covid-19 testing, UP is No.1 in Vaccination; Over 22,000 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 1
Under CM YOgi’s leadership, UP has become only state in India to inoculate 22,643 health workers (out of 31,700 targetted beneficiaries, which is a 71% turnout) in the first phase of the vaccination drive that was held at 317 places in all the 75 districts.
New Delhi: Under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh has been scaling new heights of success. After conducting highest number of Covid-19 testing, the state again became Numero Uno, when it came to vaccinating healthcare workers.
On Day 1 of vaccination drive, a total of 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were administered COVID-19 vaccine shots, the highest number of inoculations were carried out in Uttar Pradesh with over 22,000 people taking the jab.
The first COVID-19 vaccine shots in India were given on Saturday.
Leading from the front, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has undertaken the onerous task of the largest vaccination drive in the country.
Under his leadership, UP has become only state in India to inoculate 22,643 health workers (out of 31,700 targetted beneficiaries, which is a 71% turnout) in the first phase of the vaccination drive that was held at 317 places in all the 75 districts.
The next round of vaccination will be held on January 22, for which the list of beneficiaries is being prepared with the help of the Co-WIN portal.
Downfall in active COVID-19 cases
Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a downward trend in the number of infections. It is to be mentioned that between March 2020 and January 2021, UP has reported about 5.94 lakh coronavirus positive cases. The control of Covid was due to exemplary steps taken by Yogi government.
Even, WHO praised Yogi government for its COVID-19 management strategy that helped in getting control over the coronavirus pandemic.
Exercise to identify new strain of COVID-19
UP CM has also given instruction to start the Genome Sequencing of a novel coronavirus in the King George Medical University (KGMU) for the detection of new strain on a larger scale.
This exercise, for the identification of strain, will not only assist in determining the variety and severity of the strain but will also help in providing better treatment and management of COVID-19.