*62% warriors vaccinated in Karnataka, Kodagu records highest; Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*Bengaluru – January 16, 2021*: 62% of the designated people in Karnataka have been vaccinated said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media after the video conference with the Union Health Minister Dr.Harshavardhan.
62% volunteers have taken the vaccination and the result is very hopeful. 21,658 people were earmarked for first day vaccination out of which 13,408 have been successfully vaccinated said the Minister. There is no side effect or serious threats reported anywhere. Some cases of swealing while injecting the vaccine have been reported which is commonly occurs he said.
Vaccination will resume in government hospitals from Monday, private hospitals will continue on Sunday said Dr.Sudhakar. The Minister also said that he will personally visit the vaccination spots to encourage the people. Kodagu district has recorded highest number of vaccination with 84%. Uttara Kannada seconds with 80% and Dakshina Kannada records least with 34% said the Minister. People should come forward volunteerily to take the vaccine he added.
BBMP records 65% while Bengaluru city stands at 53% vaccination on the day one. Mallasandra primary health centre records lowest at 28% vaccination. Those who have not received vaccination now will be given the same in the coming days. Said Dr.Sudhakar.
Karnataka has received 8 lakh doses of vaccine and 7.43 people have been identified for the first phase of vaccination. We have requested the central government to provide additional 8 lakh doses of vaccines, he said. People have understood the PM Modi’s vision of vaccinating Poura karmikas on priority, but opposition parties won’t, said the Minister.