Vaccination For Above 18 in Delhi From May 3: Kejriwal
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that Covid vaccination for citizens in the age group of 18-44 year will commence in the national capital from Mar 3.
While the third phase of the nationwide inoculation drive for all those above 18 years of age commenced on Saturday, only a handful of the states have launched the process due to limited supply of vaccine doses.
Kejriwal on Saturday visited a polyclinic in Saraswati Vihar for the symbolic start of the vaccination drive.
“The vaccination drive for citizens in the age group of 18-44 years will begin in Delhi from May 3. The Delhi government has already received 4.5 lakh vaccines and now they are being distributed to all the districts,” the Chief Minister said.
Kejriwal also appealed to every citizen that the vaccination process is not walk-in yet, so they shouldn’t queue up at the centres.
The Chief Minister assured that everyone will be given appointment for vaccination and they should get themselves registered online.
“Delhi is facing an acute oxygen crisis; there is a demand for 976 MT oxygen per day, but the Centre has allotted just 490 MT. On Friday, we received just 312 MT of oxygen. The Delhi government is cracking down on black marketing of medicines, but right now the most important thing is oxygen,” Kejriwal said.
He also said that the Delhi government has set up the infrastructure of beds for Covid patients, but it is unable to operate them because of the oxygen crisis.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal had tweeted in Hindi and told that “The vaccination process for those above the age of 18 years has begun today. The arrangements at Polyclinic Vaccine Centre at Saraswati Vihar have been reviewed.
18 साल से उपर के लोगों को आज से वैक्सीन लगना शुरू हो चुका है। सरस्वती विहार स्थित पॉलीक्लिनिक के वैक्सीन सेंटर की व्यवस्थाओं का जायज़ा लिया। जैसे-जैसे दिल्ली को वैक्सीन की खेप मिलेगी हम दिल्ली में टीकाकरण अभियान को तेज़ करेंगे। pic.twitter.com/e8zcwd4zEg
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 1, 2021