With 55 vaccination centres including 30 primary health and community centres, 15 mobilised centres and more than ten drive-in vaccination centres, Bhubaneshwar becomes the first city to achieve 100 percent Covid-19 vaccination as informed by Anshuman Rath, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Zonal Deputy Commissioner.
Around 5 lakh 17 thousand people belong to the age group of 18 to 44 years while 3 lakh 25 thousand people are above 45 years of age. BMC has a record of around nine lakh people who are above 18 years of age in the city which includes around 31 thousand healthcare workers, 33 thousand front-line workers.
Rath said that they had set a target to complete vaccination in a specific timeline by July 31. Rath further added that as per the report, 18 lakh 16 thousand people have already been vaccinated, only a few of them couldn’t manage to take the first dose. He thanked the people of Bhubaneswar for supporting BMC in achieving its target due to which the city could become 100 percent Covid-19 vaccinated.