In August, Pooja Bedi had slammed the vaccination drive for all, including people with no comorbidities, calling it "illogical and sinister".
So far, the figures show that nearly 72 per cent of the population has now been partially vaccinated while about 27 per cent of the population were given both doses.
With the administration of 79,12,202 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage almost touched 94 Cr as per provisional reports till 7 am on Saturday.
However, the Centre expressed concern over the slow pace of Covid vaccination in 7 states where less than 60% of the population is covered with at least one dose.
An analysis of the Cowin dashboard shows that the trend is mostly driven by vaccination numbers in rural Telangana after the drive began on September 16.
As per the COWIN dashboard, Karnataka stands seventh in the country, in terms of total doses administered.
Odisha on Monday had administered the highest 4.16L vaccine doses
Even as Tamil Nadu successfully conducted mega vaccination camps against Covid-19 in September, administering 1.08 crore doses in just 20 days,
The police have arrested a woman on charges of assaulting a healthcare worker on duty and also objecting to the latter from discharging the same.
The bench said, 'The vaccination programme is already underway and this court is monitoring the situation in suo motu proceedings'.
In a mega vaccination drive launched to achieve the target of "six crore people in six months", the health department has set up several vaccination sites across Bihar, including flood-hit areas.
Director of Family Welfare and nodal officer of Covid vaccination Dr Bijay Panigrahi said the immunisation has been ramped up across the State after the rise in allocation of vaccines by the Centre.
Inadequate supply of vaccines continues to hamper the vaccination drive in Tamil Nadu.
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