PM Modi to introduce Covid-19 vaccination drive on January16
PM Modi is likely to connect through video link with some healthcare employees from across the nation who will be receiving the shots on the first day, according to sources. (Source: Twitter/BJP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the rollout of India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 16, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. He is most likely to interact via video relate to some healthcare employees from across the nation who will be receiving the shots on the first day, according to sources.
Modi is also most likely to launch the Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) App, a digital platform developed for real-time monitoring of Covid-19 vaccine shipment and circulation, they stated.
A minimal number of websites out of the 2,934 shot websites have been shortlisted from where the beneficiaries can interact with the prime minister and the authorities in those centres have been asked to make provisions for IT facilities for providing a two-way interactive interaction center to enable it to link and interact with the national launch website through a video link, they said.
Authorities at New Delhi’s AIIMS and Safdarjung healthcare facilities, which are among the shortlisted centers, said they are “ready for a two-way interaction”.
Around three lakh health care workers will get vaccine shots at 2,934 websites throughout the nation on the very first day of the massive across the country Covid-19 vaccination drive, a senior official stated.
Each vaccination session will deal with a maximum of 100 beneficiaries.
According to the standards provided to the shortlisted vaccination centres, health care employees (those registered in Co-WIN to be vaccinated) on the launch shall consist of not just physicians, nurses but likewise nursing orderlies, safai karamcharis, ambulance chauffeurs, and would be from a blended age group, consisting of above 50 years.
The complete initial procurement of 1.65 crore dosages of Covid-19 vaccines– Covishield and Covaxin— has actually been designated to all states and UTs in percentage to their health care workers database.
” Therefore, there is no concern of discrimination against any State in allotment of vaccination doses. This is the initial lot of supply of vaccine dosages and would be continually replenished in the weeks to come. Therefore, any apprehension being revealed on account of deficient supply is completely unwarranted and unproven,” the ministry stated on Thursday.
States have actually been encouraged to arrange vaccination sessions taking into consideration 10 per cent reserve/wastage dosages and an average of 100 vaccinations per session each day.
For that reason, any excessive rush on the parts of the states to arrange unreasonable numbers of vaccination per website daily is not encouraged, the ministry had actually stated on Wednesday.
The states and UTs have actually likewise been advised to increase the number of vaccination session sites that would be operational every day in a progressive manner as the vaccination process stabilizes and moves forward.
According to the federal government, the shots will be used first to an approximated one crore health care employees, and around two crore frontline workers, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities.
Cost of vaccination of healthcare and frontline employees will be borne by the central government.
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