Rohan Jaitley, the state cricket board president confirmed Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) has provided the premises of the Arun Jaitley Stadium for use as a Covid-19 vaccination centre.
The stadium was in expend till Could 2, the ultimate day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 earlier than it was indefinitely suspended by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Rohan Jaitley Wrote If A Vaccination Centre Is Required, The DDCA Premises Can Be Used Until Normalcy Returns
Rohan Jaitley, due to this fact, wrote to the Delhi authorities and instructed they flip the cricket stadium premises right into a vaccination website the place not less than 10,000 folks can get the jabs day-after-day.
“I had written that in the event that they really feel that they require a centre for vaccination, the DDCA premises can be utilized until normalcy returns,” Jaitley informed PTI on Saturday.
Healthcare employees, frontline workers and people aged above 45 are being given jabs at 470 centres, whereas beneficiaries within the 18-44 age group are being inoculated at 394 centres. A complete of 41.64 lakh doses had been administered to beneficiaries throughout all classes in Delhi until Wednesday morning for the reason that inoculation drive began on January 16.
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Delhi has to this point obtained 8.17 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines for the 18-44 years class, and over 43 lakh doses for 45-plus, and healthcare and frontline employees.
“In our stadium premises, we now have a facility the place 10,000 folks might be vaccinated per day. If they need, until the time there may be some semblance of normalcy, they will use it until cricketing exercise resumes.”
He mentioned that he has obtained a reply that “the chief secretary will look into the matter.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday mentioned that the Covid-19 affect has lessened within the metropolis, with the case positivity charge within the nationwide capital dropping to 11 per cent. Delhi recorded 6,500 circumstances of Covid-19 previously 24 hours.
To be able to ramp up the coronavirus vaccination drive within the nation, the Centre had final month introduced a ‘liberalised and accelerated’ Part three technique of COVID-19 vaccination from Could 1. Now, everybody above the age of 18 is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.