More than 17.15 crore vaccines have been given to states and UTs since the inception of the vaccination campaign: Central Government

More than 17.15 crore vaccines have been given to states and UTs since the inception of the vaccination campaign: Central Government

The Central Government on Thursday informed that since the inception of Corona Vaccination, more than 17.15 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given free of cost to the States and Union Territories. The Union Health Ministry said in a statement that more than 89 lakh doses are still available with the states and union territories. Whereas more than 28 lakh doses of vaccine will be delivered in the coming three days.

The ministry has also shared a data with the vaccine given to the states, in which the information about the vaccine given so far to the states and union territories is available.

According to the data, 39,22,310 vaccines have been sent so far in Delhi, one of the most corona affected states, to a population of 2,04,14,000. While 35,85,188 vaccines have been used in the state. Apart from this, 2,90,930 doses have been given so far in the Union Territory of Chandigarh with a population of 12,02,000. 2,37,848 doses have been used in these doses and currently 53,082 vaccines are available with this state.

At the same time, 83,50,970 vaccines have been made available in the state of Bihar with a population of 12,23,41,000. Out of these doses, 78,17,111 doses have been used and the state currently has around 50-000 doses.

Vaccination campaign started on 16 January

It is known that the first vaccination campaign was started in the country on 16 January. The campaign started with two vaccines - Kovishield (produced by the Serum Institute of India, Oxford-AstraZeneca) and Kovaxin (produced by Bharat Biotech Limited). After which the second phase of vaccination started from 1 March. In the second phase, people above 60 years of age were allowed to vaccinate. The third phase of vaccination was started from April 1, in which everyone was allowed to get vaccinated till the age of 45 years. Whereas the last stage was started on 1 May, in which people aged 18 to 45 years were allowed to vaccinate.


Odisha: Schedule of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra fixed in Puri, RT-PCR test is necessary for the servants, these things will also be taken care of

Odisha: Schedule of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra fixed in Puri, RT-PCR test is necessary for the servants, these things will also be taken care of

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday finalized the programs related to the yatra and festivities for the annual Rath Yatra to be held in Puri city of Odisha. The SJTA, in a meeting with the members of the Chhatisa Nijog (apex body of temple servants), has decided that all those, including the servants, who participate in the rituals related to the Rath Yatra will have to undergo an RT-PCR test. This can also include people who have taken both doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine.

All the programs related to Rath Yatra will be organized in the absence of devotees. Only servants and officials associated with the temple administration will participate in the Rath Yatra. Puri District Magistrate Samarth Verma said that prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC will be in force around the temple during the bathing procession. In the Snan Yatra, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra are bathed. No one will be allowed to assemble on the Grand Road in front of the temple.

On June 24, the gods will be bathed

On June 24, on the day of Snan Purnima, the three deities will be bathed. Raja Dibyasingh Deb of Puri will clean the bathing place. After this the deities will be dressed in clothes and taken towards Anasara's house. It is believed that the deities become ill after bathing. After this religious rituals related to Anasara will be done, which will last for the next 15 days.

Rath Yatra will be held on July 12 without devotees

SJTA Chief Administrator Krishna Kumar said the world famous Rath Yatra will be held on July 12 without devotees. On the day of Rath Yatra, the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Goddess Subhadra will be pulled to the Gundicha temple, which is about three kilometers away from the main temple. The Rath Yatra will start on July 12 at 8.30 am and the process of pulling the chariots will start from 4 pm. After this, the three deities will be brought back to the main temple on 23 July.


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