Youth in HP have to toil hard to get 1st dose of vaccine

State Government urgs people to staggered while vaccinatation

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Shimla, May 26

Lakhs of youth in the state are toiling hard to register themselves for vaccinatation as the COWIN portal are having glitches while booking for Fourth phase. Youth living in the hard areas with low connectivity place are not able to get access to the portal. Most of youth living in rural areas including nearby towns are not able to get registered.

Satyavan Pundeer local secretary of CPI(M) Kasumpti unit alleged that since the first day of launch of Vaccinatation for young people between age group of 18 and 44 are facing hardship.

Crish Chauhan stated that for last few days he has been attempting several times but in vain.

He alleged that State and Center are deliberately trying to scuttle the process of registertion as it has shortage of Vaccinatation and limited stock has being provided.

Number of Primary Health Center are already facing dearth of Covid testing kits as they are conducting Rapid Antigen testing. Rajesh Thakur of Dwanti village said that PHC Sayri is conducting RAT and patient have to go DDU or IGMC for RTPCR testing.

A spokesperson of the Health Department said here today that 214 vaccination centers have been established in the State to accommodate the 18 to 44 age group People.

He said that  21235 persons have booked vaccination slot on the COWIN Portal. As many as 1870977 people have been administered first dose of Covishield in the State.

 A total of 23,06,478 doses that have been supplied by the Central government have been administered across the State.

Out of these 83,614 Health care workers and 80,605 Front line workers have had their first jab. A total of 4,35,501 second doses have been given in the State.

He further added that 16,46,548 people of 45 plus age group have been covered under the vaccination drive and out of these 3,24,743 persons of more than 45 years of age have been administered second dose.

 A total of 60,210 persons of the age group 18-44 years have been administered the first dose of the vaccine procured by the State from its own resources.

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