More than 2.24 lakh Persons Vaccinated against COVID19 till now; 17,072 beneficiaries vaccinated in 6 States on DAY2; 3 cases of Post-vaccination Hospitalization reported.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today interacted with the Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries/Additional Chief Secretaries of the States and Union Territories to review the vaccination drive through a video conference, here today.
3,352 sessions held; 1,91,181 beneficiaries vaccinated. 16,755 personnel actively involved in the massive nationwide program.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chose to be with doctors, nurses and other healthcare and frontline workers at AIIMS, New Delhi on this momentous day when the Prime Minister launched the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Today marks a momentous day in the COVID-19 trajectory of the country as India rolls out the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive today. Hon. Prime Minister will launch the nationwide vaccination exercise at 10.30 am through video conference. This day also sees India’s total Active Caseload (2,11,033) further slump to account for just 2% of the total positive cases. The active cases were 2,10,120 last on 29th June 2021.
The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, today reviewed preparations for the launch of the nationwide COVID19 vaccination drive scheduled to begin tomorrow. The Union Minister visited the Dedicated COVID Control Room which has been setup at the Nirman Bhawan premises of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The Centre has been proactively carrying activities towards preparing for the nationwide roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in close collaboration with States/UTs and all stakeholders. The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) today held a VC with administrators from States and UTs on the CoWIN software which forms the backbone of the last mile vaccine administration.
Vaccination drive to kick off on 16th January, 2021 after the forthcoming festivals including Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu etc., Priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 crores in number
IInd nationwide Dry Run to be held in 736 districts across 33 States/UTs tomorrow. Dr. Harsh Vardhan requests all State Health Ministers to personally keep tab on Disinformation regarding the Approved Vaccines: “Miscreants might derail the whole exercise, set the clock back by years”
As the country prepares for the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, the Dr. Harsh Vardhan Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare will be visiting the State of Tamil Nadu tomorrow. During his visit, Dr. Harsh Vardhan will personally review the preparedness and oversee the Dry Run operations at the scheduled sites. A massive countrywide Mock Drill to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccination is being conducted tomorrow at 736 districts across 33 States/UTs.
Around 1.7 lakh vaccinators and 3 lakh vaccination team members trained in vaccine administration
The Subject Expert Committee of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) met on 1st and 2nd January, 2021 and made recommendations in respect of proposal for Restricted Emergency Approval of COVID-19 virus vaccine of M/s Serum Institute of India and M/s Bharat Biotech as well as Phase III clinical trial of M/s Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Dr Harsh Vardhan visits GTB Hospital, Shahdara and UPHC, Daryaganj to review the Mock Drill.
Health Secretary chairs high level Meeting with all States/UTs. Dry Run for vaccine administration in all States/UTs on 2nd Jan 2021.
Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted a two-day dry run for activities entailed in Covid-19 vaccination in four states Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat on 28th and 29th December 2020.
Committee of experts to soon give report on the process of identifying and prioritizing patients with co-morbidities, for the purpose of vaccination: Member (Health), NITI Aayog