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Vaccination for 18-45 age group at 14 centres in Jaipur on first day

May 4, 2021, 10:08 am

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Vaccination drive for people in 18-45 years age group begins in Jaipur

Jaipur: People between the age group of 18-45 years were vaccinated at 14 vaccination centres in Jaipur on the first day of the drive’s launch on Saturday. Hundreds of people in this age group were vaccinated. The drive was to begin at 10 am, but it was postponed for two hours due to the ‘virtual launch’ of Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme.

The vaccination centres were CHC Sanganer, Pratap Nagar Sector – 6, Pratap Nagar Sector – 11, Malviya Nagar Sector – 3, Malviya Nagar Sector – 6, Kiran Path, Mangal Vihar, Durgapura, Patrakar Colony, JK Lone Hospital, Sethi Colony Government Hospital, UPHC Topkhana Desh, UPHC Nirman Nagar, and UPHC Adarsh Nagar.

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At Kiran Path-situated vaccination centre, nearly 100 people in the age group of 18-45 years were vaccinated.  

The vaccination drive for this age group was to be launched in 11 districts of the state, but centres in only 3 districts – Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ajmer, received the doses. In the remaining eight districts, the drive couldn’t be launched on Saturday.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot launched the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme. He said on this occasion that he would spend the entire state budget if required to fight Covid-19.

“Someone dying of the lack of resources can’t be tolerated. We will bear the burden of nearly Rs 3,000 crore to make vaccination free for all. There is no need to throng vaccination centres. People will be vaccinated based on the availability of doses,” said chief minister Gehlot.

First published: May 1, 2021