COVID-19: Mass vaccination drive to be carried out in state; April is crucial, says health minister
Kozhikode: Health minister K K Shailaja said that a mass Covid vaccination drive in the name ‘Crushing Curve’ will be carried out in the state as the Covid transmission is intensifying here. All eligible people will be given Covid vaccine. The Centre has been requested to provide sufficient quantity of vaccine, the minister informed.
A large majority of those aged above 60 years were vaccinated. The remaining ones will be vaccinated shortly. The priority will be determined as per the criteria suggested by the Centre. The sero surveillance report showed that only 11 percent of the population was affected with Covid in the state. But in the second wave of Covid, 89 percent of the people are likely to be infected, she added.
The resistance activities need to be intensified. The month of April is crucial. Covid preventive measures will be intensified. No lapses would be made in the restrictions. The facilities in hospitals will be improved. Covid First Line Treatment Centres will be arranged if necessary, the minister said.
There was huge crowd during the election campaigns. Covid protocol was violated in many places. Everyone should be vigilant in following Covid protocol, the minister requested. She also informed that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has only slight symptoms of Covid and Oommen Chandy’s condition also was stable.