Free Covid vaccination for 18+ from tomorrow: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that free vaccination for people between 18 and 45 years of age will start from May 5. Purchase orders have been issued to both the vaccine manufacturers keeping in view the potential requirement of 5.29 crore doses for vaccination.

Possibilities for import are also being examined for the earliest supply of dosages for vaccination. He said that the vaccination of those above 45 year will continue as before. Chouhan was addressing a meeting of Covid Core Group on Monday in connection with the prevention and arrangements of Covid-19 from his residence through video conferencing.

Chouhan has said that effective monitoring of home isolation system should be ensured in rural areas. Panchayat Rural Development, Forest, Health Department staff and local public representatives should coordinate and ensure best arrangements. In the absence of proper arrangements for isolation at home, the infected person should be transferred to the Covid Care Center. Vehicles can also be arranged if required. He stressed the need to ensure implementation of health related tests at prescribed rates. He said that strict action should be taken in cases of tests being conducted at higher than prescribed rates.