The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday claimed to have achieved 100 per cent vaccination against Covid 19 in the Capital city of Bhubaneswar.
The civic body had set a target of inoculating a total 9.7 lakh beneficiaries with 18.14 double doses.
As many as 18.35 lakh doses have been administered to the people till Friday including 10.59 lakh taking the first dose of the vaccine. Similarly, 7.7 lakh beneficiaries have already received their final shots under the city jurisdiction.
Additional Commissioner, BMC, Laxmikant Sethy said that the civic body had covered a wide range of beneficiaries including those from rural areas on the outskirts of the town. A huge number of outsiders keep commuting to the city regularly. “No one has been ignored,” he added.
The beneficiaries, including outsiders and city residents, have been inoculated. The residents, however, have been given priority, he added.
“As many as 18.16 lakh doses, including the first and second dose, have been administered in Bhubaneswar. We have now closed only the drive-in vaccination centres in the city. The inoculation centres at UPHCs and mobilised centres are functional in the town currently,” he added.
A rush of beneficiaries has declined substantially. Only those who had skipped their jab due to certain reasons are visiting the sites and taking their shots, Sethy pointed out.
Till July 22, Odisha had administered 1,50,99,766 doses of COVID vaccine. As per the data on the CO-WIN portal, 1.16 crore are given the first dose, while around 35 lakh have taken the booster dose till July 22.
The State government had also initiated the Covid vaccination of pregnant women by setting up dedicated session sites.