Bhopal: Adding another feather in its cap, the Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday announced that it has administered over three crore doses of vaccines against Covid-19 in the state so far. With an eligible population of 5.40 crore Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed confidence that the state will soon achieve the target of 100 inoculation.
As part of the vaccination drive against the pandemic, 3,00,98,663 doses have so far been administered to citizens in MP, including 2,51,95,270 people who have got the first dose while 49,03,393 have received both the doses, officials said on Thursday.
According to a health official, 5.40 crore people are eligible for vaccination against Covid-19 in the state.
The MP Public Relations Department claimed the state created a record on Wednesday by administering 10,34,384 doses to people in one day, which it said was the highest in the country.
“Because of the people’s awareness and willingness to defeat corona, the state will soon achieve the target of 100 per cent vaccination,” Chouhan said on Wednesday.
He thanked people of the state for creating the record of maximum vaccinations in one day in the country. Among the total vaccinations done so far in MP, Indore district, which is the state’s industrial hub, is on top with 30,18,551 inoculations, followed by state capital Bhopal-18,86,239 and Jabalpur -13,98,640 jabs, officials said.
As per Indore’s vaccination officer Dr Tarun Gupta, 3,10,611 people aged 60 and above have received the first dose so far in the district, against the target set in April of vaccinating 3,01,343 people from the category.
On Wednesday, findings of the fourth national serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) done between June 14 and July 6, shows Madhya Pradesh leading the chart with 79 per cent seroprevalence, while on the other end Kerala is at the bottom with 44.4 per cent.
On July 24, a special Covid-19 vaccination drive for pregnant women also began in the Indore district. A total of ten centres have been established in the city. From these, five each have been allocated for urban and rural areas.
(With inputs from PTI)