GANDHINAGAR: The state government informed the assembly on Tuesday that the health department has so far vaccinated 39,36,104 citizens – aged between 45-60 years and senior citizens aged above 60 years. For this purpose, 5,833 vaccination centres – 5,381 government and 452 private — have been set up across the state.
The state government decided to vaccinate destitute, physically challenged senior citizens above 60 in old-age homes and in shelter homes in voluntary organizations. The Covid-19 vaccine will also be given to comorbid patients in the 45-60 age group, even if they cannot furnish Aadhaar card proof.
Earlier, the chief minister announced that monks, saints and others, who constantly travel to different parts of the state, will be covered under the vaccination campaign even if they do not possess an Aadhaar card.
CM Rupani had expressed determination to double the daily average vaccinations from 1.50 lakh to 3 lakh, when PM Modi held a videoconference with chief ministers last week.