India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) will launch the COVID-19 vaccination program on 16 January. During this time, he can also talk to some health workers who take vaccine shots all over the country. Apart from this, PM Modi can also launch Co-Win App (Co-WIN). The Union Health Ministry gave this information on Thursday. The Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) app is a platform developed for real-time monitoring of delivery and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 lakh health workers will be vaccinated on the first day
According to the Ministry of Health, around 3 lakh health workers will be vaccinated on the first day. For this, 2934 centers have been built across the country. At some of these centers, the Prime Minister can talk to health workers who have been vaccinated. According to senior officials, these centers have been asked to keep the IT infra setup ready for online interaction. At AIIMS, New Delhi and Safdarjung, where vaccination centers have been set up, officials said that they are ready with the setup of the parastatal dialogue.
Vaccination of only 100 people in each center
According to the Ministry of Health, a maximum of 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each vaccination center. According to the guidelines given to the identified immunization centers, not only doctors, nurses but also nursing assistants, sweepers, ambulance drivers will be included in the registered healthcare workers for vaccination on the Kovin app. Among them, there will also be workers over 50 years old.
The ministry says that the initial 1.65 crore doses of COVID 19 vaccine ‘Kovishield’ and ‘Kovaccin’ have been allocated to all states and union territories based on the ratio of their healthcare workers database. Therefore, there is no question of any discrimination in giving doses of vaccine. In the coming week, more doses of vaccine will be released. Therefore, there will be some kind of interruption in supply, thus things are baseless.
Four new COVID-19 vaccines to come
The Health Ministry also said on Tuesday that four more COVID-19 vaccines are under watch and manufacturers may approach the drug controller for emergency use authorization. Zydus Cadila, Sputnik V, Biological E and Genova are the other vaccines in the pipeline. They are in an advanced clinical trial in India.