PM Modi To Introduce Covid-19 Vaccine Drive on Saturday, 3 Lakh Health Workers To Get Shots On Day 1
Prime Minister Modi is set to introduce the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday at 10.30 am via video conference. A total of three lakh individuals will get the vaccination shots on the first day.
Over 3,000 websites throughout all states and UTs will be essentially linked throughout the launch. About 100 recipients will be vaccinated at each site on the inaugural day.
The first to get the shots will be 30 million health workers and other frontline employees, followed by about 270 million people who are above 50 years of age. The federal government intends to immunize 300 million high-risk people over the next couple of months.
The Union Health Ministry has actually advised states not to arrange “unreasonable varieties of vaccination per site daily”.
According to the guidelines released to the shortlisted vaccination centres, health care workers (those registered in Co-WIN to be vaccinated) on the launch will consist of not only physicians, nurses however also nursing orderlies, safai karamcharis, ambulance drivers, and would be from a blended age, including above 50 years.
” States have been advised to organise vaccination sessions taking into account 10 percent reserve/wastage dosages and an average of 100 vaccinations per session each day. “For that reason, any excessive rush on the part of states to organise unreasonable varieties of vaccination per website daily is not recommended,” the ministry stated on Wednesday.
The vaccination program will use the Co-WIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) App, a digital platform created for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine shipment and distribution.
A devoted 24 x7 call centre– 1075– has actually likewise been established for dealing with the questions related to COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-WIN software application.
The health ministry stated, “The massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive will be presented by Prime Minister from January16 This would be the world’s biggest immunisation exercise. For that reason, it has actually been decided by the Ministry of Health in assessment with the office of the President of India to reschedule the Polio vaccination day, also understood as the National Immunisation Day (NID) or ‘Polio Ravivar’ to 31 st January.”
Batches of Covishield, the Oxford vaccine being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and Bharat Biotech’s homegrown Covaxin, have been flown to 12 cities for the very first stage of vaccination.
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