New Delhi: To speed up the process of vaccination, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a special drive wherein people above the age of 45 years will be vaccinated at their polling centres. The special drive has been named as “Jahan Vote Wahan Vaccination.”
Talking to media, the CM said that it has been observed that many people above the age of 45 years are not turning up for vaccination. “There are around 57 lakh people above the age of 45 years in Delhi. Out of that, around 27 lakh people have got their first dose of vaccines. 30 lakh people are yet to get their vaccine. There won't be any shortage of vaccines for people above the age of 45 years,” he said.
Sharing the details of the special drive, Kejriwal said that people would be vaccinated at their polling centres. The Delhi government has planned to vaccinate the people above the age of 45 years in a span of four weeks.
There are 280 wards in the national capital. The drive will start on Monday with setting up of vaccination centres at polling centres in 70 wards. Each week, vaccination drive will happen in 70 different wards. The drive is expected to be completed in four weeks.
Kejriwal said, “The block level officers along with their teams will visit the houses in each wards and ask whether people above the age of 45 years have taken vaccine. The team will give slot for vaccination to the persons at their homes. If the person refuses to take vaccine, the team will convince him/her to take vaccine.”
There will also be a review whether the people who were given the vaccination slot had turned up for taking vaccines or not. The team will again visit the person's house and ask for vaccination.
“The BLOs have been given training. They will start vising the houses soon. E-rickshaws have also been arranged for people to commute from their houses to the polling centres. Once the people above the age of 45 years will be vaccinated, the drive will be extended to people in 18-44 years age group,” Kejriwal said.