As soon as the rains came, the corona started increasing in Mumbai. The infection is increasing in Kerala too. The Narendra Modi government is going to resume the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign to emphasize the second phase of vaccination in this weather. The center took up the scheme for the second time thinking of the elderly, the disabled and the infirm. In order to increase the immunization, special plans have not only been taken to open immunization centres in schools and colleges for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Special plans have also been taken to bring school dropouts under vaccination.
A total of 506 people were infected with coronavirus in Mumbai yesterday. The last time the city contracted more than 500 people in a single day was in February. On the other hand, the number of victims in Kerala yesterday has also exceeded one thousand. Overall, as the rate of infections started growing in different parts of the country with the arrival of monsoon, the anxious center has taken initiative to test for the corona and to also increase the speed of vaccination. So far, 96.3 percent of the population over the age of 15 in the country has taken the first dose of corona vaccine. 86.3 percent took the second vaccine. Basically, it has been decided to increase the vaccination rate of the second dose by going with the method of door to door vaccination (‘Har Ghar Dastak’). In this, the elderly will get the benefit of vaccination at home. It has also been decided to open school-college immunization centres to increase immunization among adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. Vaccination centres will also be opened in jail premises, brickfields and industrial areas. In addition, the Center has emphasized on speeding up the administration of booster doses for citizens between the ages of 18 and 59.
Not only in Mumbai-Kerala, but also in other parts of the country, the Union Ministry of Health is fearing an increase in the number of cases due to the onset of monsoon in India. So it was decided to go home and vaccinate without delay. In the first phase, vaccination campaign was carried out at the doorstep for 2 months last November-December. It has been decided to run the campaign again from yesterday till July 31. Despite the increase in infections in the country, daily deaths due to Corona have decreased a lot. In the last 24 hours, six people have died in Corona in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. The previous day the number was 19. In the last 24 hours, 2,745 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country. The number of active patients in the country is now 18 thousand 386. In this situation, the initiative of the central government to re-introduce the decision of door-to-door vaccination is commendable. We hope that this will result in a significant improvement in the Corona situation in the country.