Bhubaneswar, Nov 15: Bhubaneswar has crossed yet another milestone in the Covid-19 vaccination drive with the total vaccination crossing a whopping 25 lakh mark.
As on November 14, a total of 26, 48,813 vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries across all eligible age groups by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The vaccination drive, being carried out under the direct supervision of Sanjay Kumar Singh, Commissioner, BMC, covers more than 1600 people in a day, and soon the figure will be further enhanced.
As on November 14, as many as 14, 00,349 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 12, 48, 464 have received both shots in the city. Out of it, 8, 26, 631 people between 18 and 44 years have got the first dose while 7, 35, 152 persons in this age group are fully vaccinated with both the doses.
In the age group of 45 years and above, 4, 76, 284 beneficiaries have taken the first Covid-19 dose while 4, 22,874 were fully vaccinated so far.
Similarly, the BMC has given top priority in vaccination of frontline workers who have contributed tremendously to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. As on November 14, a total of 56,328 beneficiaries have been administered with the first dose of the vaccine while 50,534 were fully vaccinated with both the shots.
The City Administration has been taken steps to ensure that every healthcare worker in the city is vaccinated at the earliest as they are the true heroes in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
So far, as many as 36, 106 healthcare workers have taken the first dose of the Covid vaccine while 33, 204 beneficiaries were fully vaccinated with both the shots in the city.