Modi emphasized the importance of achieving 100 percent immunization in tourist-attracting districts to enhance local tourism.In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, districts in the state with low vaccination rates were instructed to manage the mass immunization effort against Covid-19 properly. Different pro-vaccination tactics have been designed based on the demographics of the villages and towns in each district.
“It has been suggested that we enlist local leaders, priests, and mullahs in the vaccination awareness campaign, which we are now doing.” “The PM also mentioned developing strategies based on the geographical and demographic relevance of villages and talukas,” said a senior health officer.
Although Maharashtra is approaching the 10-million vaccination threshold, according to figures given by the central government on Sunday, less than half of the adult population in six districts in the state—Aurangabad, Hingoli, Nanded, Akola, Buldhana, and Nandurbar—has received one injection of the vaccine. These districts are among the 40 in India with the lowest rates of first-dose immunization.
Modi met with leaders from the 40 districts on Wednesday to explore measures to increase immunization rates.
Achieving 100% immunization in tourist-attracting districts
PM Modi also emphasized the importance of achieving 100 percent immunization in tourist-attracting districts to enhance local tourism.
During the conference, the district collectors also discussed the challenges they have experienced, such as severe rains in Aurangabad, which delayed the vaccination process during monsoon, and rumors on social media that have harmed the villagers’ spirits.
During a discussion about measures to boost the vaccination rate, Sunil Chavan, the collector of Aurangabad that special funds would be offered to the first 25 villages that fulfill the aim of 100% vaccination.