A Delhi government official said that they had received a communication in this regard. “We have received the communication from the Centre and preparations will be made in advance according to the Centre’s blueprint for giving Covid shots to people above 45,” the official added.
Health minister Satyendar Jain tweeted: “The central government has opened Covid vaccination for all people above 45 years of age. Going a step ahead, Delhi government has demanded that everyone above 18 years of age should be given Covid vaccine. In defeating Covid, this step will be an example not only in the country but all over the world.”
An official said the number of vaccination centres would be further increased and more manpower engaged to ensure a hassle-free vaccination process from April 1. The confidence of the people on the vaccines has significantly increased since the vaccination began. Currently, 40,000 to 45,000 people are turning out to get the Covid shots every day as compared to 15,000 to 20,000 daily in the initial days of the vaccination. The vaccination was launched from 83 vaccination centres in Delhi from February 16.
In the meeting on Monday, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal stressed upon the need to ramp up vaccine coverage with greater outreach and focused information.