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Over 1.4 lakh people to be vaccinated in next 3 days during special vaccination drive : CS

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Friday informed that more than 1.4 lakh people in the districts will be administered vaccination in the next three days during the special vaccination drive which began today across the state.

The special vaccination drive for high risk groups is being conducted as per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

Similarly, 32 centres have been set up in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, which will run for seven days, where around 30,000 will be vaccinated daily, a release said here.

The Chief Secretary, who visited the Red Rose Function palace in the city, inspected the vaccination Centre where the high risk and high exposure people were being given the first dose of vaccination.

He stated that the vaccination centres will start from 8 AM daily and street vendors, workers working in pesticide shops and other kirana shops identified by the officials and who are given coupons will be given vaccination. No walk-ins are allowed.

Mr Kumar expressed satisfaction at the arrangements made by the GHMC officials for the people who come for vaccination.

The Chief Secretary also interacted with the people who thanked the government for providing an opportunity for getting themselves vaccinated.

Later, he visited the Press Club at Somajiguda where the journalists are being vaccinated.

Secretary Health and Family Welfare Rizvi, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, Hyderabad Collector Sweta Mohanty, Director Public Health Srinivas Rao and other officials were present

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