Bikaner: The Bikaner city in Rajasthan is set to become the first city in the country to begin the door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination drive.
The drive will be initiated on Monday for beneficiaries aged 45 and up.
For this initiative, mobile teams have been constituted to vaccinate people in their homes. The district administration has issued a helpline so that beneficiaries can register for vaccination by providing their names and addresses using that WhatsApp number.
Two ambulances and three mobile teams are on standby to deliver the vaccines to people’s homes, and the district administration has set up a helpline with a WhatsApp number where people may register for the vaccines by providing their names and addresses.
According to media reports, the vaccine van will leave to inoculate people at their homes after registering at least ten people. One vial of vaccine can be used to vaccinate 10 persons. Keeping this in mind, the minimum limit has been set.
A medical staff has also been appointed for the vaccine drive, to stay and observe the health condition of the person inoculated.
At present, there are 16 urban primary health centers in Bikaner. The doctors at these health centers have been asked to monitor the persons getting inoculated at home.
According to the district administration, about 60-65 percent of the population has been vaccinated so far. About 3,69,000 people have been given the vaccine in the district.
In the last 24 hours, 28 new cases of coronavirus have been reported here. A total of 40,118 cases have been reported in the district so far. Meanwhile, 527 people have succumbed to this infection. At present, the number of active cases in the district is 453.