PM Modi’s centralized vaccination campaign will start from Monday; read what all is changing in India’s vaccination campaign
COVID-19 vaccination: The Center said that within the population group of citizens over 18, states and UTs can decide on their own prioritization taking into account the vaccine supply schedule.
New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on June 7, announced that the Center will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all adults from June 21. From June 21, also International Yoga Day, India will roll out the “liberalized and accelerated” vaccination campaign strategy. Under this, the Center will purchase the vaccines from vaccine manufacturers and give them free to states. This will represent 75 percent of all vaccines purchased in the country.
“The 25% vaccine system purchased directly by private hospitals will continue. State governments will monitor that only the service charge of Rs 150 is levied by private hospitals on the decided price of vaccines, ”Prime Minister Modi said.
What is everything changing now?
– All government and private vaccination centers set up across the country will also provide on-site registration service, which means registration on the Government of India’s Co-Win platform is no longer mandatory.
– Since three-quarters of all vaccines purchased in the country will be purchased by the Union government, the Center will decide which state will receive how many doses of vaccine, apparently based on the number of COVID-19 cases, from population and wastage of vaccination respectively.
– To determine the number of vaccines to be purchased by private hospitals, individual states and Union territories would collect hospital demand while ensuring a fair share among all private hospitals.
– Private hospitals can now only charge up to Rs 150 as a service charge.
– The priority population group will include healthcare workers, frontline workers, citizens 45 years of age and over, and then citizens who are due for their second dose. The next priority group will be citizens aged 18 and over.
The Center said that within the population group of citizens over 18, states and UTs can decide their own priority taking into account the vaccine supply schedule.
According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, more than 27 crore and sixty-six lakhs in India have received at least one dose of vaccine as part of the ongoing vaccination campaign in India to combat the spread of the disease. COVID-19. This is the highest number of vaccine doses inoculated in the world during the pandemic, after China, which Chinese state media said exceeded one billion doses of vaccines vaccinated on Sunday, June 20.
Posted by: Mukul Sharma