Under the Janbhagidari model, 11 dedicated vaccination campaigns have been organised in Madhya Pradesh, for speeding up the vaccination process
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive high-level meeting with Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors/ Administrators of States/UTs to review public health preparedness to COVID-19 and National COVID-19 Vaccination Progress. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with the other state officials, participated in the meeting. The Prime Minister stressed on working on a strategy to the chief ministers of states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Punjab etc., where the status of vaccination needs improvement and is at high risk.
Along with Madhya Pradesh CM, Health Minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary also participated in this meeting via video conferencing. The meeting was incorporated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Prior to the discussion of Prime Minister with the States, Union Health Secretary announced that Madhya Pradesh stands high in the vaccination numbers for children between 15-18 years, for which the drive started from 10th January 2022. In Madhya Pradesh, 72.2 per cent of the eligible children- 15 to 18 years of age – have been vaccinated. Precaution doses have been administered to more than 1 lakh 80 thousand people until now and about 30 per cent of the eligible population has been vaccinated in this category.
Under the Janbhagidari model, 11 dedicated vaccination campaigns have been organised in Madhya Pradesh, for speeding up the vaccination process. Against the national average of 92.4 per cent and 68.3 per cent of first and second dose respectively, Madhya Pradesh has administered 96 per cent and 92 per cent vaccination to the eligible population. The state has achieved the highest vaccination rate in the country, for people in the age group of 15-17 and pregnant women.
With a cumulative fund of Rs 728.44 crore, with centre’s contribution of Rs 437.17 crore and the state’s contribution of Rs 291.44 crore, the state has spent Rs 398.33 crore against the total value. Madhya Pradesh has been one of the first five state’s to expand expenditure for providing efficient medical services to the people during COVID.