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Post at: Aug 05 2022

Har Ghar Dastak 2.0

Recent Context

  • On 1 June 2022, Ministry of  Health and Family Welfare has launched Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 campaign.
  • It will start from 1st June and end on 31st July.

Har Ghar Dastak campaign

  • It is a door-to-door drive for Covid-19 vaccination of all beneficiaries.
  • The first phase of this campaign was launched in Nov 2021.
  • The campaign also focuses on spreading awareness about covid-19 vaccination.
  • The Government has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them with the Covid vaccines free of cost as per the part of vaccination drive.

Need of this initiative

  • Many Indian states with difficult terrain are remotely located with huge geographical disparities. 
  • The vaccination drive in these state required an additional boost to ensure full-vaccination coverage in the form of door to door campaign.

The campaign 2.0 has a few objectives as-

  • To vaccinate the eligible groups first. (The people who are ready for their second dose and precaution dose)
  • Vaccination coverage for children aged between 12 and 18 .
  • People aged between 60-70 years will be the major focus.
  • Campaign focused on schools, colleges, homes, brick kilns, etc.

Progress so far:

  • The campaign has resulted in a hike of 5.9% in the 1st dose coverage (during the first phase), and 11.7% hike in 2nd dose COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered has crossed 195 Crore tillnow.

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