Visakhapatnam, April 22
The special drive taken up by the district administration for the second dose of vaccination on Thursday received overwhelming response. People, who took the first shot, made a beeline for vaccination centres to get the jab. The drive was taken up at KGH, ENT hospital, chest hospital, Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium and other centres. People were seen waiting in large numbers at the session centres for their turn.
With the corona cases rising at an alarming rate in the district , people were keen on vaccination.
It may be mentioned here that those who were given the first dose had to wait for long due to shortage of vaccine.
Meanwhile, Oxygen Express, which left Maharashtra for the steel plant in Visakhapatnam to take liquid oxygen to the State, reached the city on Thursday. With several States facing acute shortage of oxygen, the Centre has decided to supply the life saver to the States which are facing the crisis. In tune with the Centre’s directive, the goods train arrived in the city and it will return to Maharashtra with liquid oxygen.