Narendra Modi to launch vaccination drive on 16 Jan, says Centre; over 56 lakh doses of Covishield despatched to 13 cities
The Union well being ministry was additionally quoted as saying that Modi is prone to launch the Co-WIN app, and work together with vaccine beneficiaries throughout the nation
With India’s COVID-19 inoculation drive set to begin on Saturday (16 January), Pune’s Serum Institute of India dispatched over 56 lakh doses of the Oxford vaccine Covishield to 13 cities on Tuesday, in accordance with a number of media reviews.
On Thursday, the Union well being ministry stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. He’s prone to work together by way of video hyperlink with some healthcare staff from throughout the nation who will probably be receiving the photographs on the primary day, PTI reported.
Modi can be prone to launch the Co-WIN ( COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Community) App, a digital platform created for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine supply and distribution.
A restricted variety of websites out of the two,934 inoculation websites have been shortlisted from the place the beneficiaries can work together with the prime minister and the authorities in these centres have been requested to make provisions for IT infrastructure for offering a two-way interactive communication facility to allow it to hyperlink and work together with the nationwide launch website by way of a video hyperlink.
In keeping with the rules issued to the shortlisted vaccination centres, the group of ‘healthcare staff’ shall additionally embody nursing orderlies, safai karamcharis, ambulance drivers together with docs and nurses. The beneficiaries will probably be chosen from a blended age group, together with above 50 years.
The complete preliminary procurement of 1.65 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin — has been allotted to all states and UTs in proportion to their healthcare staff database.
“Subsequently, there isn’t a query of discrimination towards any state in allocation of vaccination doses. That is the preliminary lot of provide of vaccine doses and could be constantly replenished within the weeks to come back. Subsequently, any apprehension being expressed on account of poor provide is completely baseless and unfounded,” the ministry stated on Thursday.
States have been suggested to organise vaccination periods bearing in mind 10 % reserve/wastage doses and a median of 100 vaccinations per session per day.
In the meantime on Wednesday, a Vistara flight transported 4 packing containers of Covaxin from Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Hyderabad to Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport in Delhi. One other Vistara flight carried 16 packing containers of Covishield from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport in Mumbai to Lal Bahadur Shastri Worldwide Airport in Varanasi.
SpiceJet stated it transported 3.5 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday from Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to 11 cities throughout the nation. “On 13 January, 2021, SpiceJet shipped 111 packing containers of COVID-19 vaccine, weighing 3.5 tonnes from Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad to 11 cities together with Bagdogra, Dehradun, Srinagar, Jammu, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Delhi and Bengaluru,” the airline stated in an announcement.
From Mumbai, SpiceJet flights carried 74 packing containers of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine to varied cities together with two to Bagdogra, 10 to Dehradun, seven to Srinagar, six to Jammu, six to Kanpur, 9 to Gorakhpur, 13 to Jabalpur, 14 to Ranchi and 7 to Rajkot.
A SpiceJet flight carried a cargo of three packing containers of Covaxin from Hyderabad to Bengaluru, whereas one other flight of the identical provider carried 34 packing containers of Covishield from Pune to Delhi. The primary consignment of Covishield reached Mumbai on Wednesday morning from Pune in a particular car of Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC).
The primary consignment of Covidshield vaccine arrived on the Cochin worldwide airport on Wednesday morning, with one other anticipated to achieve Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport within the later hours. A day after receiving over 40,000 vials of Covishield, one other 20,000 doses reached Odisha’s Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport, in accordance with Indian Categorical. Goa additionally acquired 23,500 doses of Covishield vaccine by way of a flight from Mumbai, whereas 56,500 doses of Covishield had been flown into Agartala.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma stated that round 35,000 doses of Covishield reached the State Vaccination Heart in Shillong. In the meantime, the primary consignment of three.23 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur from Pune on Wednesday by way of an IndiGo flight, in accordance with PTI.
On Tuesday, the vials had been delivered by way of 9 flights from 4 airways to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh.
The primary consignment of vaccines, carrying 2,64,000 doses, was despatched to Delhi by way of a SpiceJet flight, in accordance with a Hindustan Instances report.
The coronavirus vaccine will probably be administered throughout 89 websites in Delhi, of which 36 are authorities hospitals and 53 are personal hospitals, stated Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain. Three lakh healthcare staff and 6 lakh frontline staff together with the police and civil defence personnel will probably be vaccinated within the first two rounds, adopted by 42 lakh folks above the age of fifty and people beneath with comorbidities.
Kolkata was despatched essentially the most variety of doses – 9,96,000 – by way of a SpiceJet flight whereas Chandigarh acquired 2,28,000 doses by way of an Indigo flight. Chennai and Ahmedabad received 7,08,000 and a pair of,76,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine by way of GoAir and Air India flights respectively.
In Hyderabad, 3,72,000 doses of vaccines had been delivered in a SpiceJet flight whereas Vijaywada acquired 4,08,000 vials by way of one other SpiceJet flight. Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Bengaluru and Patna received 3,72,000, 4,80,000, 2,76,000, 6,48,000 and 5,52,000 doses of vaccine respectively in on 5 totally different SpiceJet flights. Lucknow received 2,64,000 vaccine vials in a GoAir flight.
Karnataka well being minister Dr Ok Sudhakar stated Karnakata has two vaccines storage amenities in Bengaluru and Belagavi, apart from 5 regional storage centres at Chitradurga, Kalburgi, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru and Bagalakote. In the meantime, Rajasthan well being minister Raghu Sharma stated the state expects to vaccinate round 4.5 lakh folks within the first part of vaccination.
A vaccine consignment left for Mumbai on Tuesday night, to be despatched to 27 locations throughout the nation on Wednesday. The Centre stated all of the vaccine vials – 1.1 crore of Covishield and 55 lakh of Covaxin – will probably be acquired by 14 January.
Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated there are 4 Central Authorities Medical Shops Depots at Chennai, Karnal, Kolkata and Mumbai to obtain the Covaxin vials. Moreover this, all states have no less than one regional vaccine retailer. Uttar Pradesh has 9 shops, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat 4, Kerala has three amenities, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Rajasthan have two every, he stated.
Whereas the Maharashtra authorities has educated 18,000 vaccinators and arrange 4,200 centres and three,145 chilly chain methods, Rajasthan has recognized 1,800 vaccination session websites and greater than 5,000 vaccinators for administering the vaccine.
The vaccination drive will begin on 16 January, throughout which precedence will probably be given to round three crore healthcare and frontline staff. Following them will probably be these above 50 years of age and the under-50 inhabitants teams with co-morbidities, estimated to be round 27 crore.
Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin got a go forward for restricted emergency use by the Medication Controller Common of India (DCGI) final week. Within the first part, the price of vaccination for these 3 crore folks could be borne by the Central Authorities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday.
SII CEO Adar Poonawalla stated the institute has supplied the vaccine to the Central Authorities at a particular worth of Rs 200. He additionally stated that when the SII will get the requisite permission, the vaccine will probably be made obtainable within the personal marketplace for Rs 1,000.
With inputs from PTI
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