Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of all states and territories of the union on January 11 to review the preparation before launch of coronavirus vaccines across the country.
In what will be the largest inoculation unit in the world, India is preparing to begin vaccinating its population against the novel coronavirus. While two simulations have been organized across the country, the date of the vaccination launch is not yet known.
the second vaccination sequence Covid-19 took place on Friday in 736 districts across the country, five days after the first drill took place. The nationwide exercise was conducted to understand the best way to administer the vaccine and fill gaps in logistics and training.
Earlier today, the Union’s Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan said the country will soon be able to vaccinate the entire population against Covid-19.
The Union Ministry of Health had he said last week Center and state stakeholders were prepared to launch the mass immunization program against Covid-19 within 10 days of vaccine approval. However, the decision to launch India’s largest adult vaccination campaign will be made by the central government, he said.
Two vaccines – Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech with the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) and Covishield, a variant of AZD1222 from Oxford AstraZeneca manufactured under license from the Serum Institute of India – recently received regulatory approval for restricted use in emergencies.
This means that the vaccines have been approved for use, despite the fact that the companies have not completed the clinical trials. Given the pandemic, the government wanted a vaccine ready for use as soon as possible. Another growing concern is the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutation that has led to newer strains in countries such as the United Kingdom that are beginning to spread to other parts of the world, including India.
The constant decrease in the number of new cases of Covid in the country has ensured the contraction of its number of active assets, which amounts to 2,25,449 at that date and represents only 2.16 percent of all infections, the Ministry of Health of the Union reported. So far, at least 1,50,570 people have died from the disease.