Madhya Pradesh stood high in the vaccination numbers for children between 15-18 years, for which the drive started from January 10, 2022.
In Madhya Pradesh, 72.2 per cent of the eligible children- 15 to 18 years of age – have been vaccinated. Precaution doses have been administered to more than 1.8 lakh people until now and about 30 per cent of the eligible population has been vaccinated in this category.
Under the Janbhagidari model, 11 dedicated vaccination campaigns have been organized in Madhya Pradesh, for speeding up the vaccination process. Against the national average of 92.4 per cent and 68.3 per cent of first and second dose respectively, Madhya Pradesh has administered 96 per cent and 92 per cent vaccination to the eligible population. The state has achieved the highest vaccination rate in the country, for people in the age group of 15-17 and pregnant women.
The state has managed to effectively utilize the funds given by the Centre. To ensure proper treatment of Covid-19 patients, proper arrangement of general beds, oxygen beds, HDU and ICU beds, oxygen plants, and medicines has been done in hospitals. With a cumulative fund of Rs. 728.44 crore, with Centre’s contribution of Rs. 437.17 crore and the state’s contribution of Rs. 291.44 crore, the state has spent Rs. 398.33 crore against the total value.
Madhya Pradesh has been one of the first five states to expand expenditure for providing efficient medical services to the people during Covid.
On Prime Minister’s initiation, Prime Minister Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission has been set up this year. Under this mission, 50 bedded critical blocks are being readied at district hospitals and medical colleges, along with District Integrated Public Health Labs to provide people with better health infrastructure. For the year 2021-22, Rs. 126.25 crore have been approved by government of India to accomplish the mission.
According to the Union health ministry, 92 per cent people in the country have received the first dose. Similarly, about 70 per cent of the eligible citizens have received the second dose. 30 million children in the age group of 15 to 18 years have been vaccinated in the country. A large population in India has been vaccinated and a total of 154.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered.