Delhi to 'optimally utilise' all Covid-19 vaccination centres

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Delhi to 'optimally utilise' all Covid-19 vaccination centres

2,790 fresh cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Delhi on Thursday

Delhi to 'optimally utilise' all Covid-19 vaccination centres

New Delhi: Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities in Delhi have decided to ‘optimally utilise’ the vaccination centres in private and public sectors. The purpose for this is to ensure the rapid increase in the pace and coverage of vaccination, according to an official order.

According to the health department, 2,790 fresh cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Delhi on Thursday, the highest daily count this year. Also, nine more people died due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 11,036.

According to the order issued by the city health department, “In view of surge in Covid-19 cases in states and union territories, it has been decided to optimally utilise all Covid vaccination centres (CVCs) in public and private sector to ensure rapid increase in the pace and coverage of covid vaccination,”

The directive received from the Centre said that vaccination would be operationalised on all days of the month, including Sundays and gazetted holidays, in all vaccination centres of public and private sectors in the month of April.

The order further said that the district magistrates and chief district medical officers must make arrangements and issue necessary instructions to ensure this. The third phase of Covid-19 vaccination began on Thursday and will span 65 lakh people of age above 45 in Delhi.