With the threat of the third wave of COVID-19 hanging over India, all citizens are in a hurry to get vaccinated and are hurrying to vaccination clinics. The turnout for immunisation at a vaccination centre in the Madhya Pradesh district of Chhindwara was so large that it resulted in a stampede. Hundreds of individuals of various age groups can be seen rushing out of the vaccination centre, skidding and falling on top of each other, as seen in the footage provided by Republic Media Network. As a result of this, folks in the waiting area began to move towards the exit, further aggravating the situation.
Madhya Pradesh sets a new global record by administering vaccines to over 16.41 lakh people in a single day.
This comes only days after the state of Madhya Pradesh was recognised by the World Book of Records for providing the most COVID-19 vaccines to 16,91,967 people in a single day.
The President of World Book of Records, India, Shri Santosh Shukla, in a confirmation letter sent to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, stated that the institution is happy to include the records made by Madhya Pradesh in record book and also requested the CM to send the consent and the date for awarding a certificate for setting up the world record.
While congratulating CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his success, Shukla praised the government’s efforts to increase immunisation rates.
Even this, however, was not without controversy, as soon as news emerged that many of people having cell phones registered in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh were listed among the recipients. According to reports, many of the people have been identified as the beneficiaries that has never received the immunisation, while those who did they have received the notification twice or three times.