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Free COVID-19 vaccines for 3 crore: PM Modi

by Medically Speaking Team

New Delhi- Ahead of real-time vaccination Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting with Chief Ministers and Administrators of all States and Union Territories to review the preparedness in States and UT’s.

India will be doing world’s biggest vaccination drive and for Healthcare workers and Frontline workers this will be free of cost which going to be paid by Central government of India.

Prime Minister in meeting expressed happiness about the made in India vaccines today he said, “The country is in a decisive phase of this fight , with the start of the world’s biggest vaccination campaign from 16th January. He underlined that it’s a matter of pride that both the vaccines for which Emergency Use Authorization has been given are made in India. He highlighted that both the approved vaccines are highly cost effective in comparison to the other vaccines from across the world.”

 He also said that India would have faced great difficulty if it would have had to depend on foreign vaccines.

During the meeting with Chief Minister’s PM Modi said about about the priority vaccination decision taken as per advice of the experts and scientific community after consultations with the states. “In first phase Health workers, from both the government and private sector, will be the first ones to receive the vaccine., that includes Safai Karmacharis, other Front-Line Workers, police and paramilitary, Home guards, Disaster Management Volunteers and other jawans in Civil Defence, and Revenue officials associated with containment and surveillance, will also receive the vaccine.”

The second stage, those who comes above 50 years of age, and those below 50 years of age with comorbidities or with high risk of infection, will be vaccinated. Preparation for infrastructure and logistics has been done with all States and UT’s.

 “Dry runs for vaccination has also been done across the country. Our new preparations and SOPs for COVID have to be linked up with our old experiences of running universal immunization programmes and conducting election throughout country.” PM Modi said in his address

Prime Minister Modi also informed about the Co-Win digital platform that has been created by the government of India. The most important factor in this vaccination drive is the identification and monitoring of those who need to be vaccinated. For this Co-Win digital platform has been created. With the help of Aadhaar, beneficiaries will be identified as well as timely second dosage will ensure.

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