While the state continues to put all efforts to treat the covid patients across the state, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is going in full speed to ensure vaccination for all the eligible at the earliest. He has batted for vaccination in the past and has termed it as most necessary during the covid crisis time.
Recently, speaking at a high-level meeting held to review the COVID-19 situation in the state, Gehlot stressed the need to accelerate the pace of vaccination to stem the spread of the pandemic and bring down the fatality rate.
Gehlot said all options should be considered to ensure the availability of vaccines in the state.
The state government will also consider importing vaccines as there is a need to inoculate the state’s residents against COVID-19 at the earliest, he said.
It has been reported that the state is in touch with Russia to import Sputnik vaccine.
The chief minister also directed officials to conduct special campaigns to generate awareness about the vaccination drive in rural areas as the pandemic is spreading very fast in villages.
Health machinery should be fully activated in rural areas to prevent its spread and provide immediate treatment to those infected, he said.
To generate awareness, Gehlot said, maximum participation of all state government personnel and panchayat level representatives should be ensured.