In order to boost up the ongoing vaccination drive in the state, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it will launch a special vaccination initiative ‘Mission Kavach Kundal’ from October 8.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the special vaccine drive will run in the state till October 14 and at least 15 lakh people will be vaccinated daily.
“We’re launching a special vaccination initiative Mission Kavach Kundal from Oct 8. The drive will be implemented in the state till Oct 14. Our target is to vaccinate at least 15 lakh people daily. 1 Cr vaccine doses are available in State today” Rajesh Tope said.
The state health minister also added that Maharashtra has completed vaccination with the first dose of 65% population and full vaccination has been done of nearly 30% population.
Tope said that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya spoke to him asking the State to be part of the target of achieving 100 crore vaccination. He added that the government is roping in social, political, and religious leaders to convince communities to go for vaccines.