MP Mega Vaccination Drive: CM seeks 11 Lakh Doses from Centre

Story Highlights
  • MP to organize mega vaccination drive on 25-26 Aug
  • State aims to vaccinate 100 percent of its citizen with both doses soon
  • CM Chauhan also urged the union health minister to release Urea and DAP for paddy plantation work in the state

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan met union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday to discuss the mega vaccination drive that is going to take place in the state on 25-26 august. He urged the health minister to administer them with 11 lakh additional vaccine shots to complete the mega drive satisfactorily. With this mega drive, they aim to vaccinate 100 percent of their citizens with both doses of vaccine.

A press release by the MP govt says, “In this sequence, the second phase of the vaccination campaign is being organized on August 25-26. Under the campaign, a target has been set to vaccinate a total of 35 lakh citizens in two days. The Union minister has assured the MP Chief Minister that 11 lakh vaccine doses would be provided to the State Government by the Centre by August 24”. 

Apart from discussing the vaccination drive, CM Chouhan also urged Mansukh, who is also in charge of the chemical and fertilizers portfolio to release the pending 3.05 lakh metric tonnes of DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate) and 4.13 lakh metric tonnes of urea to carry out the paddy plantation work in the state. “The demand of 12.13 lakh metric tonnes for allocation of urea by the Centre till now, only 8 lakh metric tonnes (MT) have been given by the Centre to the state. The allocation of DAP has been provided only 5 lakh MT against 8.05 lakh MT” Chouhan informed after the meeting. 

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