PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today assured the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi that Goa will complete 100 percent second dose vaccination by October 31.
Modi today interacted with Goans, including health workers, Panchayats, Cabinet ministers, and the public to congratulate on achieving 100 per cent vaccination of the first dose.
“I assure you (Prime Minister) that Goa will be the first state in country to achieve 100 percent vaccination of second dose by 31st October. We have already completed 100 percent vaccination of first dose already,” said CM Sawant while interacting with PM Modi
He further said that Goa has already completed 42.7 percent second dose vaccination of eligible persons.
“If we go to see the negative wastage is a mere 6 percent. We have also announced that Tika Utsav 3.2 will begin from September 16,” he said
CM Sawant said that MLA’s, panchayat members and ministers were roped in the Vaccination program due to which the state achieved 100% first dose vaccination.
“State also witnessed serious challenges recently due to flooding and cylone tauktae but the state fought hard,” he added
Altogether there are 11.66 lakh persons eligible for vaccination in Goa. Till date, we have vaccinated 11.88 lakh people. We have, in fact, covered 102 per cent vaccination of the first dose,” Sawant said
“Goa aims to achieve 100% vaccination with the second dose by October 31,” Sawant added