Corona Vaccination May Begin From 13th-14th January In India: Ministry Of Health

Updated at: Jan 06, 2021
Corona Vaccination May Begin From 13th-14th January In India: Ministry Of Health

Corona vaccine to be started in India from January 13? What is the government's plan for vaccination?

Tavishi Dogra
LatestWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Jan 06, 2021

After getting the approval of two vaccines of Coronavirus, the Central Government has given good news to the countrymen on vaccination. The government has stated that it is ready to roll out the vaccine within ten days of the approval. Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the country's burden on health infrastructure had been reduced considerably due to the decrease in corona cases. Addressing the press conference, Secretary of the Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "We are ready to roll out the vaccine within ten days of getting approval for emergency use." However, the final decision will have to be taken by the government. ”DCGI last week approved the Covishield of Serum Institute of India and COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech for emergency use.

What did the ministry say on the corona vaccine?

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The ministry said four primary vaccine stores were called Government Medical Store Department (GMSD) located in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Apart from this, there are 37 vaccine stores in the country. Vaccines are stored here in bulk and then distributed from here onward. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that the store is digitally monitored, including the number of vaccines stored and the temperature tracker. We have had this facility in the country for more than a decade. Healthcare workers and frontline workers will not need to register themselves as beneficiaries because their data is a bulk database populated extensively on the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system.

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Vaccination for health and frontline workers

Talking about the vaccination process, the Health Secretary said that health and frontline workers would not need to register themselves as beneficiaries, as their data is stored in a bulk database. Rajesh Bhushan said, "When we come in the population priority group, the provision of registration or editing of data will be used. The system allows session allocation electronically. This process will be digital.

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Coronavirus Cases In India

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Rajesh Bhushan said that it would be necessary to take consent before the use of covaxin. The vaccine may roll out ten days after approval. Based on the feedback received from the vaccination rehearsal, the government has said that it is ready to offer the COVID-19 vaccine within ten days from emergency use approval. Rajesh Bhushan further said, "The number of active cases of coronavirus in India has come down from 2.5 lakhs and is continuously decreasing. This has significantly reduced the burden on health infrastructure. At the same time, the positivity rate is at 1.97 per cent. ”He further said that 43.96 per cent of the total active patients are in health centres, while 56.04 per cent of patients are undergoing treatment at home.

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