Uttar Pradesh first state to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines: ACS Health

Amid reports of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria in that state, the ACS said that the cases are now decreasing.

Uttar Pradesh first state to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines: ACS Health

UP is the first state to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines to eligible beneficiaries (File)

Lucknow:

Uttar Pradesh is the first state across the country to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines to eligible beneficiaries, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad on Saturday.

"Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to people. One crore doses were administered in the last 10 days only," he said during a virtual press conference.

Amid reports of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria in that state, the ACS said that the cases are now decreasing.

"Cases of dengue, malaria are also decreasing as proper medical facility has been given," he said.

Cities like Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Firozabad among others have reported cases of dengue in the past few weeks.