The vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started on February 2.
The chief minister, who is himself working from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 on March 22, asked officials to ramp up testing in view of the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and make arrangements required for the safety of people during the forthcoming "Char Dham Yatra" season.
The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, which will cover 65 lakh people aged above 45 in the national capital, began on Thursday.
Almost 1 in 3 have had one dose of a vaccine, according to Cuomo's office. He added that there has been an increase of 24 per cent in the database for HCWs in the past few days.
But, "various inputs have been received from different sources that in some of the Covid-19 vaccination centres (CVCs), some ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as HCWs [healthcare workers] and FLWs [frontline workers] and are getting vaccinated in complete violation of the prescribed guidelines", he said.
Around one month has elapsed since these timelines and even after starting the vaccination of the population above 60 years, provision was made to register and vaccinate HCWs and FLWs with a view to ensure optimal coverage, he underlined.
The first dose was given to 21,432 people aged 60 years and above and 45,787 in the age group of 45-59 years.
Almost 4 million people in NY are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. "I request you to kindly direct the officials concerned for wider dissemination of this policy decision for compliance".
The Lombardy region, Italy's biggest, has suffered more COVID-19 infections and deaths than any other but still has had a faltering vaccination campaign, earning a personal visit this week from Italy's new virus czar, Gen. Francesco Figliuolo.
Rajesh Bhushan said that universal vaccination of already registered HCWs and FLWs should be ensured.
A total of 6,75,36,392 vaccine doses have so far been administered across the country, according to a provisional report compiled at 8 pm.