Vaccination drive slow in Telangana: N Uttam Kumar Reddy | | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Nalgonda MP and Telangana Congress former president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday said the Covid-19 vaccination rate was slow in the state, particularly in rural areas.
“There is a need to speed up the vaccination drive keeping in view of the expected third wave of coronavirus. Also, the rate at which vaccination is going in Telangana, it would be difficult to reach the target of vaccinating all the adults by December 31,” he said.
Stating that he would raise the issue in Parliament, Uttam, who participated in the general body meeting of Nalgonda mandal praja parishad, told reporters that only 10% of the 65,000 population of Nalgonda mandal were given two doses of vaccine so far.
“How would we be able to vaccinate all the adults by December 31,” he asked.
Stating that he would raise the issue in Parliament, Uttam told reporters that only 10% of the 65,000 population of Nalgonda mandal were given two doses of vaccine so far

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Telangana: Vaccination drive also on Sundays, holidays | | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Following instructions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, health department officials said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Telangana will continue throughout April, including weekends and on public holidays.
So far, a total of 13.26 lakh people — 2.74 lakh aged between 45 to 59 years with co-morbidities, 4.71 lakh senior citizens, 1.83lakh frontline workers and 3.97lakh healthcare workers — received the Covid-19 vaccine in the state. Meanwhile, on Thursday, 31,214 individuals in the age group of 45 years and 59 years received the first dose taking the total for the day to 62,581 people vaccinated.
Health minister Eatala Rajender said, “We have decided to conduct vaccination during Sundays and other government holidays as per the instructions from the Union government. I would urge healthcare workers from the department not to apply for leave at this critical point in time.”
The net vaccine consumed by Telangana State is 13.69lakh doses with a vaccine wastage of 3%.

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Second dose to start from March 29 in Telangana | Hyderabad | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: A total of 3,89,127 beneficiaries above the age of 60 years and those between 45 years and 59 years of age with comorbid conditions have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Telangana.
With cases rising, doctors say patients, especially those with comorbidities, are seeking advice on whether they should take the vaccine. Director of cardiology & clinical research at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Dr A Sreenivas Kumar said, “I have been receiving at least 10 to 20 questions every day seeking advice about the vaccine. Vaccination could play an important role in preventing spread and averting further rise of second and third wave which are predicted.”
“The second dose of Covid-19 vaccination to individuals in the priority group will start from March 29 across Telangana,” a state health department statement read.

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Telangana: 37,000 people get vax in priority groups | | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: A total of 37,658 beneficiaries across priority groups were vaccinated on Saturday in the state.
Among the elderly above 60 years of age and people with comorbidities between 45 and 59 years of age, 92% of the target set for vaccination in the government sector was met, while in the private sector 86% of the target was met.

From Sunday, Covid vaccination for the elderly and persons with co-morbidities will be conducted at all district hospitals, area hospitals, community health centres as well as at designated private hospitals, officials said.
Till date, a total of 3.74 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated for first dose and 1.70 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the second dose. The total vaccinations have come to 5.73 lakh.
Meanwhile, the state government has been conducting several online awareness meetings on the vaccine. “Frequent reminders are required for administration of the second dose. Many healthcare and frontline staff do not understand the importance of the second dose,” a source said.

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