The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up special "pink booths" to encourage women to get vaccinated. The 'Special Pink Booths' will be operational in all 75 districts of the state beginning today. Each district has been told to set up at least two of these booths.
"To ensure the safety of the women, the UP government from June 7 is starting 'women special' vaccination booth on all the districts. All the mothers and sisters should get the vaccine as soon as possible," he tweeted.
According to state government data released on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh has administered over two crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to date, with over 30 lakh jabs administered to beneficiaries aged 18 to 44. So far, 1,66,27,059 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, with 36,27,433 receiving both doses.
"Till now, we have administered more than two crore (2,02,34,598) doses of vaccine. In view of the huge population of Uttar Pradesh, we have to speed up the vaccination drive," Adityanath said at a high-level review meeting.
Uttar Pradesh is the country's most populous state. Maharashtra reached the milestone of administering two crore vaccine doses last month.
"We must now work on increasing the target set under Mission June by three times for July," the CM said. The state has set a target of administering one crore vaccine doses in one month under 'Mission June'.
The government has administered over 30 lakh vaccine doses to people aged 18 to 44, the highest number in the country. The state has injected approximately 3.88 lakh people in a single day.
CM Adityanath stated that the rate of vaccination must be increased further to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 infections, with a goal of administering at least 10 lakh doses per day beginning in July. In the next three months, the goal is to administer at least ten crore people.
So far, India has administered approximately 22.80 billion vaccine doses, with Uttar Pradesh accounting for approximately 8.9 percent of that total.