Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Covid still not over, precaution dose rate needs a boost: Dr. Paul

As Covid-19 cases rise in the country especially in Delhi and Mumbai, Dr VK Paul, member (Health), NITI Aayog warned that the pandemic is still not over and emphasized the need for people to take precaution dose.
“We need to protect ourselves and need to take precaution dose. Those who have taken a second dose and exceeded 6 months should take the precautionary dose soon. It was said there was slowness in the starting but in 75 days to Amrit Mahotsav, there has been an improvement in inoculation rate and it is satisfactory,” Paul told ANI. He said there is no dearth of vaccines and eligible beneficiaries should go to the vaccination centre. “It was 8% of precaution dose vaccination rate and now it has reached 17% at present within a month but this speed needs to increase,” he added.
Paul said, “Cases are around 16,000 and testing norms are there and we are only testing close contact when they have symptoms. We are also reporting deaths and serious cases are also witnessed, although not as serious as they used to be in previous waves…”

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