Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today received the Covid-19 vaccination at the secretariat of ward 140 in Guntur district's Bharatpet. He was accompanied by his wife, Y S Bharathi.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the AP administration was confident that it would be able to wrap up the state-wide Covid-19 immunisation program within the next three months.
"The vaccination drive in Andhra Pradesh has been proceeding in an efficient manner, and is being conducted in compliance with the guidelines issued by the union government for the same. We hope to be able to complete the drive in the next three months," he said.
Later in the day, Jagan flagged off the inoculation drive for the state's ward and village secretariats.
Talking about the newly-launched rural immunisation drive, he said, " The vaccination process will be held across all the PHCs in the state. Volunteers working with our government will conduct door-to-door campaigns to collect the details of the high-risk demographic for the vaccination program. They will also take on the responsibility of updating the beneficiaries about when and where the latter will receive their injections. Apart from this, we will work to create awareness among the residents of rural Andhra Pradesh about how to prevent the spread of Covid-19."
Andhra Pradesh has been seeing a disconcerting rise in the number of Covid-19 cases
recently. The state reportedly has more than 6,000 active cases currently.