Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday announced that the Delhi government will begin the vaccination drive in the National capital from January 16 at as many as 81 locations.
All 81 vaccination centres will operate four days a week and vaccinate 100 people per centre, per day The four days when vaccination will be done are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“Vaccination will be done at 81 locations in Delhi on 16th January. Around 100 people will be vaccinated at each of these locations in a day. Vaccination will be done on four days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
“So far, we have received 2,74,000 doses of vaccine from the Centre. Each person will be administered two doses & Centre provides a 10 per cent extra vaccine, taking damage into account. So the 2,74,000 doses will be sufficient for around 1,20,000 health workers,” he added.
Kejriwal, later in his address, assured that there will soon be at least 1,000 vaccination centres across Delhi.
“We will begin with 81 centres, it will then be increased to 175 in a few days & then to 1000 centres across Delhi,” Kejriwal said.
Free Vaccine in Delhi
Yesterday Kejriwal had announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will provide coronavirus vaccine free to all in Delhi if the Centre fails to do so.
“I request everyone to not spread misinformation about Covid-19 vaccine. I had appealed to the Central govt that Covid-19 vaccination should be provided free of cost to all. If the Centre does not do it and a need arises, the vaccine will be provided for free to people of Delhi,” Kejriwal told media.