Chhattisgarh needs 1 crore jab doses in July: CM tells PM

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to provide at least one crore doses of Corona vaccine in July to Chhattisgarh.

Baghel said in a letter that at present, only 9,98,810 doses were left in the State and this was sufficient for only three days. Despite repeated demands by the state, sufficient numbers of vaccines are not being provided to Chhattisgarh, he said.

He requested Modi to direct the Union Health Ministry to supply vaccines to Chhattisgarh.

The Chief Minister said Chhattisgarh has so far vaccinated all frontline workers with the first dose and covered 91 percent of healthcare workers, also for the first dose.

Of these, 71 percent of frontline workers and 70 percent of healthcare workers have been given the second dose as well.

Eighty percent of those above 45 years have got the first dose.

Presently, more than 3 lakh people are being vaccinated in Chhattisgarh every day, Baghel said.