The Corona vaccine is eagerly awaiting in the country. The government has also taken up the task to reach people in a convenient manner. The government is fully prepared to ensure uninterrupted power supply from the availability of the corona vaccine to Naxal-affected areas to handle congestion at vaccination centers. In addition to the Ministry of Health, about 20 ministries and 23 departments will play a key role in the roll-out of the Corona vaccine across the country.
Many Ministries and Departments are involved in vaccination campaign
According to the Union Ministry of Health, many ministries and departments are mobilizing to help in the vaccination campaign under the guidance of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration (NEGVA) for COVID-19. In the SOP regarding vaccination, the Health Ministry said that the coordination mechanism has been decided at the national, state, district and block levels.
There are so many cold chain points in the country
According to the information, there are around 82 lakh sites in the country, but not all are suitable for covid vaccination. The reason for this is the inevitability of social distancing. Of the sites that can be used under the Universal Immunization Program (UIP), India has more than 28,900 cold chain points and more than 85,000 devices under the UIP.
The Ministry of Health is constantly reiterating the need to expand this network, for which now the Department of Animal Husbandry and Food and Civil Supplies has also been included.
Preparation for vaccination like election process
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that we have prepared for the vaccination up to the booth level based on the election process. Around 57,000 participants from 719 districts have completed their training. A total of 96,000 Vaccinators have been trained so far.
Let us know that an expert committee of the Central Drug Authority of India on Saturday recommended the approval of the indigenous corona vaccine ‘covaxine’ for emergency use with certain conditions.
Earlier on Friday, Oxford’s approval for the emergency use of the Corona vaccine was recommended. In such a situation, it is believed that perhaps today both these vaccines will also get permission from DCGI.