Army of 1 lakh ready to administer vaccine
NEW DELHI: Around 96,000 vaccinators have been trained for the Covid vaccination programme that the go nment plans to roll out in January itself once a vaccine is approved. State go nments, district officials and municipal commissioners have been asked to get ground staff, logistics and IT systems in place to carry out the drive that aims to cover 30 crore 'priority population' by July.
In a high-level meeting with all states and UTs on Thursday, the Centre asked them to ensure effective preparedness. A dry run will be conducted by all states and UTs on January 2.
"The activity is proposed to be conducted in all state capitals in at least three session sites. Some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain or have poor logistical support," an official said. Maharashtra and Kerala are likely to schedule the dry run in major cities other than their capital.
had on Thursday reported that the health ministry plans to hold a nation-wide drill before the vaccination programme's rollout.
The drug regulator's subject expert panel on Covid vaccine is slated to meet on January 1 to consider emergency use authorisation for Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covan.
Everything is ready for the marriage- only the groom is yet to arrive- let us pray that the new year will bring Him. People are anous to get the vaccine
Everything is ready except India does not yet have any vaccine. As usual, Indians talk big first. Only talking
First prioritise 3% of entire population who are paying taxes. Afterall, they should be alive to run the country
May the venture succeed and ensure healthy living.
Hats off to these guys!
China cannot go scot free.
I will take the vaccine LAST, after all my countrymen have been protected.
Good. 2021 will be the year of vaccinations. Lets hope it also becomes the year corona dies out.
That country will vaccinate everyone? LOL Joke of new years eve... This will be a mass placebo campaign with less potent low cost Indian made vaccine... rich people have already put their money in Moderna and Pfizer.
Like in every step for pandemic control , we are lagging behind in rolling out the vaccine. Middle eastern countries, European countries, North Americans etc have already been vaccinating since last couple of weeks, and we are still conducting dry runs? How many more must die before vaccine is delivered?
Let priority be given to health workers, police, military, slum dwellers, old people, and women. People like me should get the vaccine LAST.
Army should get the first priority to get the vaccine.
Uk head of state took it. Usa incoming president took it. Feku should take it also to set an example and give confidence to public.
Vaccinate doctors and nurses first and give them their much needed break. Who nowadays risk their life to help others, stay away from family, work harsh duty hours for months? Yes soldiers too....
First Approve A Vaccine At Least
Need to train more to administer vaccination to India's huge 130 crore population.