India Rolls out world’s largest vaccination programme

EYEAFRICA:- India has on Saturday launched what it calls the world’s largest vaccination drive against Covid-19, based on very humane principles and those exposed to maximum risk get priority.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme through video conferencing and said India is expressing its gratitude to frontline Corona warriors by giving them priority in vaccination.

The Prime Minister said India’s fight against COVID 19 has been one of self-confidence and self-reliance.

Over 3000 sites across all States and UTs were connected virtually during the launch and around 100 beneficiaries are said to have been vaccinated at each
site.

According to officials, the vaccination programme will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine.

This digital platform is expected to assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions.

“A dedicated 24×7 call centre – 1075 – has also been established for addressing the queries related to COVID_19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-Win software.

Adequate doses of both COVISHIELD and COVAXIN have already been delivered across the country to all States/UTs with the active support of the Ministry of Civil Aviation,” the government said in a statement.

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