MEERUT, June 17 -- In a bid to administer vaccines to more people, the health department plans to divide the population of the district into 200 clusters of 20,000 people each and give them jabs accordingly.

Under this system, people would not require booking of slots, said officials.

Despite their best effort, the health department has succeeded to vaccinate only 56.3% people under 45 plus age group.

In view of the situation, it has been decided to adopt the formula of dividing the population into clusters of 20,000 persons each and vaccinate them.

District vaccination officer Dr Pracewn Gautam shares that a pilot project of three clusters are already in progress in the district.

"We have received good outcome of it therefore the same...