Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji (JF)
Panaji, Sep 17: When Goa did not feature on the Union Health Ministry’s list of the nine states and the Union territories that administered the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 to more than 85 percent of the population, the Union Secretary said that Goa had administered the dose to 100 percent of its eligible population.
On Thursday, September 16 during a press briefing on action taken, preparedness, and updates on Covid-19, the secretary said, "Goa along with Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim have covered 100 percent of their adult population with one dose of the vaccine."
A total of ten states were listed out by him, including Andaman and Nicobar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Kerala have given the first dose to more than 85 percent of the eligible population.
Goa has received laurels, and also from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Wednesday, chief minister Pramod Sawant, hit out at an opposition stating that Goa achieved 100 percent vaccination of the first dose. He added by saying, people taking the first dose now are migrants or those who were infected earlier and could not get vaccinated earlier.