"We are going to launch a mega vaccination campaign `Har Ghar Dastak`. We have decided that for the next one month, healthcare workers will go door-to-door to vaccinate people eligible for the second dose and also those who have not taken the first dose," the Union Health Minister said.
The minister also chaired a national review meeting on Wednesday with all the health ministers of states and UTs.
The authorities in the meeting discussed the boosting up of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country.
The Union Health Minister also revealed that nearly 77 percent of the eligible population in the country has been vaccinated against COVID with the first dose and around 32 percent people have received both doses.
He also said that more than 10.34 crore people have not taken the second dose after the prescribed interval. He also said that adequate vaccines are available with the States for administering.
He even urged the State and UTs to make regional and local level plans to reduce the number of people with vaccination overdue.
Mandaviya then highlighted the vision of PM Modi and praised the recently launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. He then further highlighted that an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore, PM-AB HIM, announced in the Budget 2021-22, is the largest pan-India Health Infrastructure Scheme which would provide a significant boost to the country's capacity to address emergent Public Health issues. He also praised the efforts of Indian scientists and researchers.