3 lakh healthcare employees to get COVID-19 shot on first day of vaccination drive
The central government has planned to inoculate around 3 lakh health care employees at 2934 session sites on the first day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive that starts from January 16 across India.
” This is the greatest vaccination drive in India so far and it has been chosen to vaccinate about 3 lakhs healthcare employees at 2934 sites,” a senior government official stated on Wednesday (January 13).
2 Covid-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – have been given Emergency situation Usage Authorisation in the nation after going through established safety and immunogenicity through a well prescribed regulatory procedure.
These vaccines might cost in the series of Rs 200 to 295 in the country.
Previously in the day, the health ministry said that complete initial procurement amount of 1.65 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines was allocated to all states and Union Territories. It was carried out in percentage of Health Care Employees database.
The Ministry said that a preliminary great deal of supply of vaccine dosages would be constantly renewed in the weeks to come.
According to the Health Ministry, the states and union areas have also been recommended to increase the variety of vaccination session sites that would be functional every day in a progressive way as the vaccination process stabilises.
On Tuesday, union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated: “All preparations are on track for the Covid-19 vaccine roll out from January16 An overall of 26 virtual meetings/training accepted States/UTs, 2360 Master Trainers, 61,000 Programme Managers, 2 lakh Vaccinators, 3.7 lakh other Vaccination Team Members have been trained so far.
” The health secretary said that there will be a sequential roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination drive as the vaccine will be readily available in a restricted quantity.
” In the first stage of vaccination, roughly one crore Health Care Employee (HCWs), approximately 2 crore front line employees and around 27 crore prioritized age-groups will be vaccinated. The cost of vaccination of Healthcare Employees and front line Workers will be entirely borne by the Central government,” he added.
Bhushan stated that the vaccine consignments will initially reach 4 Gross Medical Shop Depots (GMSDs) at Karnal in Haryana, Kolkata in West Bengal, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Mumbai in Maharashtra.
” All states have at least one state-level local temperature-controlled vaccine store. Uttar Pradesh has 9, Madhya Pradesh has 4, Gujarat has 4, Kerala has 3, Jammu and Kashmir has two, Karnataka has 2 and Rajasthan has two stores. These states will receive the vaccine from manufacturers and the government will be accountable for take it cold chain,” he stated.
On Wednesday (January 13), Bharat Biotech announced the successful air-shipment of its vaccine Covaxin to 11 cities in India. Bharat Biotech has likewise donated 16.5 lakh dosages to the Federal government of India.
After having actually gotten the government order for 55 lakh dosages, Bharat Biotech shipped the very first batch of vaccines (each vial containing 20 dosages) to Ganavaram, Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai and Lucknow. While some deliveries have arrived in the respective cities, others will reach later.
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