Four-day 'Tika Utsav' sees jump in number of Covid-19 vaccination centres, jabs
The campaign led to an increase in the number of vaccine doses administered on a Sunday
The four-day 'Tika Utsav' (Vaccination Festival) from April 11 to April 14 witnessed a significant jump in the number of Covid-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) across the country.
According to data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning, the average number of CVCs went up from 45,000 to 63,800, 71,000, 67,893 and 69,974 on Day-1, Day-2, Day-3 and Day-4 of the four day 'Tika Utsav' respectively.
Another positive result of the campaign was the increase in the number of vaccine doses administered on a Sunday.
On an average, Sunday usually sees lower levels of vaccination numbers at about 16 lakh. But on the first day of Tika Utsav, on Sunday April 11, more than 29 lakh vaccine doses were administered, the health ministry announced.
According to official data, 29,33,418 vaccination doses were given on April 11 while another 40,04,521 were administered the next day. The figures for April 13 and 14 were 26,46,528 and 33,13,848 respectively.
The total vaccination figures during the Tika Utsav thus saw a jump with 1,28,98,314 vaccine doses being administered to people of the eligible groups across the country.
Referring to the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive, the health ministry pointed out that three States had administered more than 1 crore vaccinations cumulatively.
These were Maharashtra (1,11,19,018), Rajasthan (1,02,15,471) and Uttar Pradesh (1,00,17,650).