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reduce the gap between two doses; How the speed of vaccination will increase, Maharashtra told this ‘trick’ to the Center

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In order to increase the speed of vaccination against the corona virus and meet the target, the Maharashtra government has suggested the central government to reduce the gap between the two doses. In order to meet its target of 100 per cent vaccination of 91.44 million population by November 30, the Maharashtra government has asked the Center to consider bridging the gap between the two doses of Covishield. Officials said the state government has said that this would help them expedite the vaccination.

Health Minister Rajesh Tope during his virtual meeting with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that the ministry should consider bridging the gap between the two shots (dose) of the Kovidshield vaccine. Tope also apprised the minister about the ongoing program in the state to promote the vaccination campaign. Health ministers of other states and union territories also participated in the meeting.

Minister Tope said that the state government is working to provide at least one dose to all the 91.44 million eligible population by November 30. A statement from the state government, quoting Tope, said, “The pace of vaccination can be accelerated by reducing the gap between two doses of the Kovidshield vaccine.” The Union Ministry should consider this suggestion.

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He said that the state has started programs like Mission Kavach Kundal, Mission Yuva Swasthya to promote vaccination. Let us inform that till 8 pm on November 11, Maharashtra has given 101201,096 doses, out of which at least one dose has been given to 68,512,744 beneficiaries, while 3,26,88,352 people have been fully vaccinated.

People are being made aware to clear the doubts of the citizens regarding vaccination. For this, efforts are being made with the cooperation of opinion leaders and religious leaders. Let us inform that 997 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Maharashtra on Thursday, while 28 more patients died due to infection. Due to this, the total number of infected in the state increased to 66,21,420 while the death toll increased to 1,40,475. This information was given by the state health department.

The department said that during the last 24 hours, 1,016 patients were discharged from hospitals after becoming infection-free, taking the total number of cured in Maharashtra so far to 64,64,948. According to this, the number of cases under treatment in the state now stands at 12,352. The recovery rate from Kovid-19 in Maharashtra is now 97.64 percent, while the death rate is 2.12 percent. The department said that 1,08,086 more tests were conducted taking the number of samples tested so far in Maharashtra to 6,36,30,632.

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