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13,980 Persons Administered COVID-19 Vaccines In Odisha On First Day

Bhubaneswar16/1/21;: As many as 13,980 persons received COVID-19 vaccines in Odisha on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive held on Saturday.

According to the data shared by the Health and Family Welfare Department, vaccination was held at all the 161 sessions planned across 30 districts.

The final vaccination report which came in at 8 pm on Saturday stated Odisha recorded 85 percent of the target. The Government had set a target to vaccinate 16,405 persons on January 16 out of which 13,980 received the vaccines.

Ganjam, Khurda, and Cuttack topped the chart with 1,004, 903, and 904 vaccinations today respectively. The targets for the day for these districts were: Ganjam 1,100, Khurda 1,112, and Cuttack 1,100.

In Mayurbhanj 847 (target 1,000), Puri 715 (target 800), Sundergarh 633 (target 800), Sambalpur 612 (target 700) and Rayagada 609 (target 700) persons received the COVID-19 vaccines.

Below is the chart showing the district-wise vaccination numbers:

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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