Earlier, experts had urged the state government to make provisions for home vaccination.
Police say hard to implement; politicians, traders call the restriction stupid and crippling.
The ministry said that vaccination services should be provided in a separate building/block in these hospitals that are distinctly separated from COVID centres.
Meanwhile, state health officials note that the State has received 32 lakh doses until now and is due to receive 2.7 lakh doses on Saturday.
The government is looking to ensure that at least 2 crore Covaxin doses per month are available by May-June and 6-7 crore doses of Covaxin are produced per month by July-August
An official, however, stated that there was no plan to impose night curfew or lockdown in the State.
He added the government and power utilities are content with the substantial increase in demand as it is an indication of growing economic activity.
The inoculation was badly affected in seven districts, including Keonjhar and Nayagarh, where only one centre each was open.
“Journalists are reporting from most the adverse situations. They should be treated as frontline workers and should be allowed vaccination on priority.
"We had demanded 15 lakh vaccine doses in meeting with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan but received only 4 lakh doses on April 11, which is sufficient for vaccination till April 15," Sidhu said.
China has so far granted emergency nod for five vaccines but none of them have been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Large crowds of shoppers were seen at most malls without wearing face masks or maintaining social distancing as is required by the health guidelines.
The rapid rollout of the vaccine puts the tiny nation just behind Seychelles, which has given jabs to 66 per cent of its population of nearly 100,000 people.
NOCC decided to extend the existing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as markets closure and restrictions on transport till Monday
Singh said he had written to the Prime Minister and the Union health minister to share the supply schedule with states based on their confirmed orders.