Karnataka has achieved a COVID-19 vaccination coverage of 89 per cent in the first dose and 48 per cent in the second, Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday as he urged the people to take both shots and not let their guard down.
“People should not neglect to take a second dose within the prescribed time as both the doses are necessary to get maximum protection against the virus. We must not let our guard down until the pandemic is completely eradicated,” he said.
Stating that the union government would soon start supplying vaccines for children, he said, “We will provide vaccination to children based on priority as we have already identified kids with vulnerabilities, through the Arogya Nandana program.”
ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಮಿಂಟೋ ಕಣ್ಣಿನ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯ 125ನೇ ವಾರ್ಷಿಕೋತ್ಸವದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಇಂದು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಯಿತು.— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) November 9, 2021
ಪ್ರತಿದಿನ 500 ದಿಂದ 800 ಹೊರರೋಗಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾ, ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ಸುಮಾರು 10,000 ಶಸ್ತ್ರ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವ ಮಿಂಟೋ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. pic.twitter.com/Qnv6LZAg9V
The state has already administered about 6.75 crore vaccine doses and the entire process has now been streamlined, the minister added.
The Minister was speaking at the 125th-anniversary celebration of Minto Eye Hospital here.
He said there is a need to create more awareness about Eye Donation and make it a people’s movement. PTI