Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk to the Chief Ministers of all the states today about the preparation of the Corona vaccine. During this time, all the Chief Ministers will inform the Prime Minister of any problems and suggestions coming about the vaccine. The video conferencing will be held at 4.30 pm. Recently, the central government approved the emergency use of two vaccines. This will be the Prime Minister’s first interaction with all Chief Ministers after the drug regulator has approved limited emergency use of indigenously developed vaccines in the country.
States said- Vaccination preparations complete:
Covid-19 vaccination campaign is going to start in the country on January 16, before that on Sunday, many states were told that all necessary preparations have been made for the first phase campaign. These include identifying vaccination sites and registering personnel on the front in the fight against Covid-19, including health workers.
Free vaccination in Bengal:
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government is making arrangements to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to all the people of the state for free. In an open letter, Chief Minister Banerjee said that Covid-19 warriors including police, home guards, civil security volunteers, correctional homes, and disaster management personnel would be given vaccines on a priority basis. “I am happy to inform that my government is making arrangements to deliver vaccines to all the people of the state for free,” she said in a letter addressed to personnel posted on the front against the pandemic.
Vaccination at 89 places in Delhi:
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the government has fixed 89 locations for the Covid-19 vaccination campaign to begin in the national capital from January 16. Jain said that the vaccination campaign will be started in 40 government and 49 private hospitals. He told reporters that the first batch of vaccines would arrive by Tuesday or Wednesday. Health workers will be vaccinated in the first phase. After this, doses will be given to advance front personnel and those above 50 years of age.
Health workers will be vaccinated in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan medical minister Dr. Raghu Sharma said that the medical department has completed all preparations for the vaccination to be done to prevent coronavirus infection in the state. Sharma informed that about 4.5 lakh health workers have been included in the first phase of corona vaccination starting from January 16 in the state, who will be vaccinated as Covishield Corona vaccine. He informed that the first phase vaccination will be done at 282 session sites.
The medical minister informed that three state-level and seven divisional-level and 34 district-level vaccine stores have been created for the storage of Covid vaccine in the state. Sharma said that 2,444 cold chain points are functional at community and primary health centers and a vaccine vehicle is also available in each district. He said that 104 and 108 ambulances will also be available at the vaccination centers to prevent any adverse effects during the vaccination. He informed that 5,626 immunization teams have been trained for the first phase vaccination. In the first phase, 3689 medical institutions and 2969 private sector medical institutions have been identified for vaccination. Of these, the Covin software has been uploaded as a venue for sessions at 3736 medical institutions.
Database of 1.2 crore people prepared:
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that about 11 lakh people, including health workers and frontline personnel engaged in Covid-19 duty, will be vaccinated with the Coronavirus on a priority basis in the state. He also informed that 16,000 personnel have been trained to vaccinate. The Chief Minister said that according to the guidelines of the Center, a database of 1.2 crore people of four priority groups has been prepared for giving vaccines in the state. The central government had said on Saturday that the Covid-19 vaccination campaign will start in India from January 16, in which about three crore health workers and personnel working on the front will be given priority. Rupani said that arrangements have been made for six regional depots, other structures such as cold chain, storage, and supply of vaccine doses etc.
UP is successfully fighting the war:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that every effort will be made to vaccinate every person of the state in a phased manner in the Corona vaccination campaign. According to an official statement, the Chief Minister reviewed the Covid vaccination campaign starting in the state on January 16 and said that under the able guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the entire country including Uttar Pradesh is successfully fighting the war against Corona.
8 Hospitals identified in Goa:
The Government of Goa has identified eight hospitals in the first phase of vaccination to protect against coronavirus infection in which 18,000 health workers will be vaccinated. State immunization officer Dr. Rajendra Borkar told that 100-100 vaccines will be planted in all these eight establishments in a day, for which 800 vaccines will be required each day. He informed that the state government has selected five government hospitals and three private hospitals where health workers will be vaccinated.
Karnataka Health Minister ready to vaccinate:
Karnataka Health Minister K.K. Sudhakar said on Sunday that if the central government allows public representatives to get vaccinated in the first phase, then they will get the first vaccination in the state. There are plans to vaccinate health workers in the first phase. Sudhakar told reporters during an inspection of the state’s vaccine center here that the first consignment of cocaine vaccine would be for health workers, but if the central government allows us, I will be the first to be vaccinated as Health Minister. The minister said that it is necessary to come forward to get the vaccine to create trust among the people.
Preparations completed in Andhra Pradesh:
The government of Andhra Pradesh is ready to start the Coronavirus vaccination program on 16 January. Immunization will begin in the first phase with about 3.6 lakh health workers vaccinated. This information was given by a senior health officer. Health Commissioner K. Bhaskar said that the state machinery has successfully completed three rehearsals of the vaccination program so far and all the things required for the actual campaign have been arranged. Bhaskar said that a total of 1,940 sites will be used for the vaccination program of which 1,659 have ‘cold chain points’ in their premises. He said that for other sites, the vaccine would be brought from the nearest cold chain point. He said that 100 health workers will be vaccinated at every site every day. Bhaskar said that police will be deployed at every venue.
As the country prepares for the introduction of Covid-19 vaccination, the Health Ministry on Sunday held a video conference with officials of states and union territories in which information about the Covin software collected through its use during vaccination rehearsal It was discussed.
Covin will control:
The Center said that an online platform to monitor the supply of Covid-19 vaccines will be the basis of the Co-Win Corona Virus Vaccination Campaign and will be citizen-centric. The meeting was chaired by Ram Sewak Sharma, chairman of the Empowerment Group on Technology and Data Management to counter Covid-19 and a member of the National Expert Group on Covid-19 vaccines.
Giving information about covin software and technology backups for vaccination practice, he said that the robust, reliable technology would form both the base and back-up for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. In a statement, Sharma was quoted as saying that the process should be citizen-centric and designed with the view that the vaccine is available anytime and anywhere. He emphasized the need for flexibility without compromising quality.
Sharma underscored the importance of obtaining vaccination-related data in real-time. He also said that the beneficiaries of the vaccination campaign should be uniquely identified. Sharma advised the states on the use of the Aadhaar platform to urge the beneficiaries to link their current mobile number with Aadhaar for registration which would facilitate SMS for later communication. A statement from the government said that after the vaccination of personnel working on the healthcare and advance front, priority would be given to people over the age of 50 and under 50 age groups suffering from other diseases.