India is launching a national vaccine programme against the novel coronavirus initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, initiated on Saturday the vaccination campaign of India’s Covid-19, the world’s biggest coronavirus inoculation exercise.
The Prime minister said “Amid the crisis and the atmosphere of despair, someone was transmitting hope by putting his life on the line to save us,” PM Modi said. He added that safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks, must remain in place.
During the rollout, there will be practically 3006 sessions at all states and the Union territories. The Union Ministry of Health said that approximately 100 beneficiaries would be vaccinated at each session on the first day.
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In 81 centres in Delhi 8,100 people are to get vaccine.
The inoculation campaign is going on at 285 centres in Maharashtra. One official reported that 100 health workers are shot in a day, covering 28,500 workers.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth is the witness at the Balrampur Hospital in Lucknow to COVID-19 vaccine administered.
“102 health workers would receive the vaccine at the hospital today, out of which 15 people have been given so far and all of them are totally fine,” he added.
In Gujarat, The campaign started in 161 centres in the state in which the vaccine jThe drive was launched at 161 centres in the state in which the vaccine jabs is given to health staff nearly at the same time.
Vaccination campaign Covid-19 at Jammu Medical College and Hospital
“We faced several hardships while performing Covid-19 duties during the pandemic. I didn’t even go home for 6-7 months. The vaccine has brought us hope,” said a sanitation worker.
“I am happy. I volunteered to get the first jab to encourage others so that others can also benefit from the vaccine,” said a volunteer at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.
“I am very happy that the Covid-19 vaccination drive has begun. We have started with the health workers and it will gradually come down to other people” said Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, who kicked Mohali’s vaccination drive.
This programme seeks to initially inoculate millions of its health and frontline staff, touching around the end of the first step an estimated 3 crore individuals.