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The Health Ministry has written to Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi governments about the COVID-19 vaccinations done by them and urged them to take "necessary corrective actions immediately for improving the performance of vaccination drive".
The central government on Monday opposed a PIL in Supreme Court seeking prioritisation of judges, lawyers and judicial staff in COVID-19 vaccine administration and said, "it may not be desirable to create a separate class consisting of judges, lawyers, and court staff below the age of 45 for administering the COVID-19 vaccine on a priority basis."
While increasing the pace of COVID-19 vaccination, three states and one union territory - Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Lakswadeep, have vaccinated about 75 per cent of its healthcare workers (HCWs) and front line workers (FLCs) with the first dose of vaccine against coronavirus.
As many as 6,545 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the national capital, said Delhi Government on Wednesday.
As many as 23,28,779 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the country, including 2,99,299 people vaccinated today, said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
A total of six deaths of healthcare workers have been reported so far post-COVID vaccination, however, there was no link of the deaths found due to vaccination, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
To discuss the future course of COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the government officials likely to hold a meeting with representatives of pharmaceutical industries and other stakeholders on Monday.
Out of two lakh healthcare beneficiaries who received COVID-19 vaccine in the last two days, a total of 447 beneficiaries suffered adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) while three of them required hospitalisation, the Union Health Ministry on Sunday informed.
At least 1,65,714 healthcare beneficiaries received COVID-19 jab on Saturday across India, marking it as a historic and biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.