Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that the state government is releasing Rs 938 crore to pay salaries to MCD employees. "After reducing the budget of several departments of Delhi govt, we are releasing Rs 938 crore to pay for the salaries of MCD employees," said Satyendar Jain.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Delhi is prepared to begin its vaccination drive from January 16. After reviewing the preparedness, Kejriwal said initially vaccination will be carried out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of every week. On January 16, the drive will be carried out at 81 centres, which will gradually be increased to 175 and then to 1,000 across the city. Vaccines that arrived in the Capital in the past few days are being stored at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital. A three-layer security cover has been put in place to keep an eye on vaccine storage. Vaccination drive in the national capital will be kicked off from the LNJP Hospital with a simple ceremony in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain. Other vaccination centres in Delhi include the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Safdarjung Hospital, GTB Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Max Hospital, etc.
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the city government has finalised 89 sites to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the national capital from January 16. Briefing the media, Jain said, “In Delhi, 89 sites have been finalised for the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive. 36 government hospitals and 53 private hospitals have been identified for vaccination drive from January 16. In the first phase, healthcare workers will be vaccinated followed by frontline workers. Teachers have also been included in the category of frontline workers.” He added, “There will be one Covid-19 vaccination centre each in every hospital. Around 10 health care staff will be deployed at each centre.” Watch the full video for more details.
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Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on January 16 appealed people not to pay heed to rumours as the experts have said that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe. He said, "8,100 people will get the vaccine at 81 vaccination centres in Delhi. I appeal to the people not to pay heed to rumours. Experts have said that the vaccines are safe," Delhi CM after witnessing vaccine administration at LNJP hospital.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nation-wide vaccination drive against COVID-19 on January 16 via video conferencing. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the vaccine will work as 'sanjeevani' in the fight against COVID-19. He said, "I am very happy and satisfied today. We have been fighting against COVID-19 in PM's leadership for the last one year. This vaccine will work as 'sanjeevani' in the fight against COVID-19, which has entered the final stage." Vardhan also showed a dose of COVAXIN developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS, Delhi as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country.
Senior Delhi government ministers and AAP MLAs, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, are sitting on a 'hunger strike' in support of farmers who are protesting against the Centre's farm laws...
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