New Delhi: The central government informed on Thursday (April 1, 2021) that the Covid-19 vaccination will now be done on all days of April, including gazetted holidays in all public and private hospitals.
The Center has also written to all states and union territories and asked them to make necessary arrangements to provide Covid-19 vaccination during April 2021 on all days of the month, including gazetted holidays.
The decision was taken after detailed consultations with States / UTs to better utilize all Covid vaccination centers in the public and private sectors to ensure a rapid increase in the speed and coverage of Kovid vaccination.
The announcement was made on the day that people over the age of 45 have been allowed to take Covid-19 vaccine jabs.
Meanwhile, according to the latest report of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, till 7 am on Thursday, more than 6.5 crore vaccine doses have been given through 10,86,241 sessions.
On the other hand, Covid-19 cases of India have been witnessing a huge increase in the last few days. After October 2020, there have been 72,330 cases of Covid-19 in the country on 1 April Thursday, the highest in a day. With this, the number of corona infections in the country has increased to 1,22,21,665.
In eight states, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, there is a steady increase in new cases of Covid daily. Only 84.61 percent of new cases have been reported from these 8 states across India.