'Vaccination drive against Covid 19 going ahead with priority' Business 360

Vaccination drive against Covid 19 going ahead with priority: Health Minister

File – Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada speaks during an interview with the Associated press in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

BIRATNAGAR: Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada has said the vaccination drive against Covid 19 is going ahead with high priority.

Speaking in a press meet organised by the Socialist Press Organisation Morang here today, he said, “The government has the policy of conducting the vaccination programme in a more effective manner in all the seven provinces by preparing the schedule.”

The Health Minister said there is no problem regarding the vaccination against Covid 19 since 40 million doses of vaccines were in stock.

Stating that 40% of the total population has received vaccines, he said temporary desks will also be set up for expediting the vaccination drive. “The government is preparing to carry out regular inoculation in crowded cities. So far, 28 million doses of vaccines have been administered,” the Health Minister said, adding that work of vaccinating children above 12 years and below 18 years is underway.

According to him, 60% of the population has already been administered full doses of vaccines. Health Minister Khatiwada shared that the government has made preparation for the prevention and control of the Omicron variant of the Novel Coronavirus and treating the infected persons.

He said the government has made holding centres and made arrangements for ICU, ventilators and oxygen plants at hospitals. The Health Minister said discussion is on between the government and the insurance companies so that the beneficiaries can get the insurance amount the policy for which was bought by the citizens during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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