India prepared two vaccines against Corona, after which the first phase of Corona vaccination was started from 16 January, which is now completed. Vaccination is now being done under the second phase. The Health Ministry said on Wednesday that version 2.0 of the CO-Win digital app is ready for self-registration of the Corona vaccine beneficiaries and will be launched soon. Also, a plan is underway to include private sector health facilities in the vaccination campaign.
Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary PK Mishra held a meeting to review the progress of the vaccination campaign, stating in the ministry’s order that it would register for COVID vaccination for those over the age of 50, the third population after healthcare workers and frontline workers. 27 crore people will be able to register, whose age is more than 50 years.
Reviewing the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the meeting, it was reported that 68.3 percent of all health workers have been given the first dose and 37.6% of qualified health workers have been given the second dose. Frontline workers were given 28.2 percent of the first dose. It states that a total of 91,86,757 vaccination doses were given till 6:00 pm on Wednesday.
Apart from this, India supplied COVID-19 vaccine to 13 countries through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA),which includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan, Barbados and Dominica. India had also supplied the vaccine under commercial contract to 14 countries including Bangladesh, Myanmar, Morocco, Brazil, Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and El Salvador.