Telangana

Record jabs in a day: 5.27 lakh inoculated

A total of 5.27 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Friday, said Health officials, adding that it is the highest single-day coverage.

Earlier, 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh doses were being administered in a day.

On Thursday, the State Cabinet directed officials to vaccinate three lakh people in a day as part of a special vaccination drive. Thereafter, the number of jabs given in a day has increased.

On Thursday, 4.01 lakh doses were given, which increased to 5.27 lakh doses on Friday. It included 3,77,391 first doses and 1,50,166 second doses.

CS inspects drive

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar inspected vaccination drive at BRKR Bhavan where the Secretariat employees, including contract and outsourcing staff, were given the second dose of vaccination. As per instructions of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the first dose of special vaccination drive was taken up on June 11 and 12. GAD Principal Secretary Vikas Raj, Health Secretary S.A.M. Rizvi, GAD Joint Secretary Chitti Rani and Deputy DMHO Padmaja participated.


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