High-risk groups will be given both doses of the vaccine on a priority basis, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday.
Chouhan also said that action will be taken against those government servants, who, despite having got the first dose of the vaccine have not administered the second dose after the time interval.
He said the vaccination campaign is for the welfare of the individual and society. Not administering the second dose of vaccine is equivalent to crime against society, he added.
Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the presentation session of the Group of Ministers constituted for vaccination and effective control of Covid infection.
Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary, Minister of State for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Ramkhelawan Patel, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains and Additional Chief Secretary Health Mohammad Suleman were present in the meeting.
Chouhan said that a special campaign should be launched for the second dose of the vaccine. Those who have taken the first dose but are being negligent in getting the second dose should be identified and given the dose.
However, he said the opening of coaching classes would be considered once 100 per cent of coaching class operators are vaccinated.
The Chief Minister directed to pay special attention to the vaccination in the border districts of the state. Also, special camps should be organised to administer the first dose of vaccine to persons above 45 on a priority basis.
Chouhan said that the system of giving entry in public places on producing vaccination certificate can also be considered.
The meeting was told that 100 per cent of citizens have been fully vaccinated in Nagar Panchayat Budhar and Nagar Parishad Khetia. Cent per cent vaccination has also been given in 66 Gram Panchayats of 13 districts of the state.
Chouhan asked the officials to speed up vaccination in Seoni, Agar-Malwa, Morena, Anuppur, Chhatarpur, Mandsaur, Khargone, Tikamgarh, Bhind, Chhindwara, Mandla, Barwani, Satna, Sidhi, Jhabua, Damoh and Panna districts.
Children’s general vaccination
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the campaign for 14 types of general vaccinations for children is also going on in the state, along with Covid vaccination. Hence, Covid vaccination should not be administered to children on Tuesdays and Fridays so that their general vaccination is not affected.