A health worker being inoculated with COVID vaccines. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: More than 429,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase in Nepal.
Director General at Health Service Department under the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Dipendra Raman Singh, informed that 429,705 Nepalis were vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first phase.
The frontline workers as health/medical persons and journalists were provided vaccination after the government brought 1 million doses of Covishield from the Indian government in grant.
The vaccination drive was begun from January 27. The first phase of the vaccination drive occurred in two rounds- first from January 27 to February 6, and second from February 14 to 22.
The Ministry achieved 85.65 percent success in the first phase of vaccine administration. It had planned to administer vaccine to 507,606 persons in the first phase.
The recent vaccination covered 1.4 percent of the total population in Nepal, Singh added. A fresh consignment of 1 million doses of Covishield has arrived from India.