By Mahima Devkota, Kathmandu, Apr. 19: The Ministry of Health and Population is all set to inoculate the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from April 20 to 24.
According to Dr Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at MoHP, as many as 4.5 lakhs of people listed under priority and under risk of contracting viruses such as front-line health workers, security officials deployed at the border area, senior citizens above 65 years of age, jail inmates, people suffering from chronic diseases, and those involved in disposing of the dead bodies of COVID-19 patients would be vaccinated with the second dose.
A total of 4,38,870 people, who were at greater risk of contracting the virus were vaccinated in the first phase of the campaign that went on from January 27 to February 22.
The vaccination period of the first phase was 27 days long but the second phase will be completed in just four days.
The vaccination time has been fixed from 10 AM to 4 PM. As many as 19 hospitals have been identified in the Kathmandu Valley for vaccination.