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Odisha crossed a major landmark of administering 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

Bhubaneswar:21/6/21: Odisha today crossed a major landmark of administering 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. So far,  1,00,06,067 doses have been given to people in the state, as per the data available on CoWIN portal.

While 63,62,201 people in the state have received first dose and 18,21,933 been fully vaccinated against the virus.  So far, 20,64,833  people in the age group of 18-44 years have received the jab, 33,51,787 in 45-60 age group and 27,65,556  beneficiaries aged above 60 years.

Today,  1,68,153  doses were given to beneficiaries till the last report was filed.

Khordha district has administered highest 13,96,574 doses followed by Ganjam (9,39,285), Cuttack (7,49,665) and Balasore (5,58,096). Vaccination is underway at 1,594 centers across the state–1,558 Government facilities and  36 private hospitals.

It worth mentioning, Odisha Government today began massive vaccination drive to achieve the target of 3 lakh inoculations per day. In a letter, the State Government directed all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDMOs, and PHOs to expand the vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group and above 45 years and completely consume available stock (both Centre and state supply) within the shortest possible time.

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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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