GUWAHATI: Health minister Keshab Mahnata said that 3 lakh people are expected to vaccinate in the state daily by the Assam government on Saturday.
Minister Mahanta stated that a team of 2000 is formed by the government to meet the objective.
The state has a sufficient supply of the Covaxin vaccine for managing the second dose for people in the 18-44 years of age group, stated the health minister.
He said, “We have kept ready 2,000 teams who could vaccinate four lakh people every day But, for now, we are targeting to inoculate 3 lakh people daily if we get the vaccines. We hope that the availability of vaccines will increase in the coming days.”
On Friday night, he mentioned the figures where the the State has a total stock of 3,80,900 vaccines, including 2,43,460 for those over 45 years of age and 1,37,440 for the 18-44 years age group.
“We had issues regarding the second dose of Covaxin due to short supply. We requested every district to let us know about their requirement for the second dose and are supplying them the vaccine accordingly,” Mahanta said.
A total of 6.06 lakh people among a 12-lakh population in Guwahati have already been vaccinated, mentioned the minister.