Covid vaccination drive has launched in India, PM modi has said that the drive will start in India from 16 January. Union Health Ministry has also confirmed the information.
The health ministry said, “The massive countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive will be rolled out by Prime Minister from January 16. This would be the world’s largest immunisation exercise.” The prime minister will also interact with some beneficiaries who will receive the Covid shot on Saturday, via videoconferencing.
PM modi has said that he will will contacting the e healthcare workers from across the country who will be receiving the shots on the first day. On the other hand he is about to launch a app.
The name of the app is CoWin (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) App, the ,main motive behind the creation is to monitor the Covid-19 vaccine delivery and distribution. It will help to get the real information.
He has said that around 3 lakh healthcare workers are going get the vaccine shots at 2,934 sites across the country on the first day of the massive nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
In terms of the covid vaccination session he has said that each session will cater to a maximum of 100 beneficiaries. The government has also issued a guideline for the covid vaccination centres.
Healthcare workers (those registered in Co-WIN to be vaccinated) on the launch shall include not only doctors, nurses but also nursing orderlies, safai karamcharis, ambulance drivers, and would be from a mixed age group, including above 50 years.
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