COVID-19 vaccination drive set to start right now; shall be ‘starting of finish’ of pandemic, says Harsh Vardhan

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                 On the eve of the vaccine rollout, Harsh Vardhan reviewed the preparations and visited the devoted COVID -19 management room arrange in premises of the well being ministry                 
                 <p>The Centre and state governments are set to hold out the world's largest <a href="https://www.firstpost.com/health/centre-says-no-foreign-dignitary-to-be-present-at-republic-day-parade-this-year-new-covid-19-cases-remain-under-20000-for-7th-day-9203091.html" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"> <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccination programme </a>on Saturday (16 January) for 3 lakh healthcare employees. The Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned that the intensive train is "most likely the start of the tip of <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> " within the nation.</p> <p>A complete of three,006 session websites throughout the nation shall be just about linked in the course of the launch at 10.30 am by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.</p> <p>The authorities has mentioned that round 100 folks will obtain jabs at every of the vaccination websites on Saturday.</p> <p>On Friday, Modi tweeted that the nation will enter a "decisive phase" towards the pandemic.</p> <p>On the eve of the rollout, Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed the preparations and visited the devoted COVID -19 management room arrange on the Nirman Bhawan premises of the well being ministry.</p> <p>He mentioned, "Tomorrow is a vital day...it's the final part of the battle towards <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">coronavirus</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> . I say, this is probably the beginning of the end of COVID now which is going to start tomorrow." However, he cautioned that regardless of the vaccination drive, there shouldn't be any complacency and urged folks to observe <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> acceptable behaviour.</p> <p>A day forward of the vaccination drive, the nation's complete caseload rose to 1,05,27,683 with 15,590 new instances reported in 24 hours. Recoveries additionally rose to 1,01,62,738 in the identical span of time, the Union well being ministry mentioned. The nation's toll additionally rose to 1,51,918 with 191 new fatalities.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Maharashtra authorities mentioned that faculties will reopen for Classes 5 to eight from 27 January after remaining closed for over 10 months. The BMC, nonetheless, mentioned that faculties and faculties in Mumbai will keep shut "till further orders".</p> <p> <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccination drive to kick off throughout nation tomorrow</p> <p>Sudhir Bhandari, the principal of Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College, would be the first individual in Rajasthan to be given the <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccine shot, whereas in Madhya Pradesh, a hospital safety guard and an attender shall be among the many first to get the jab.</p> <p>Around three lakh healthcare employees, each in authorities and the personal sector, shall be given the <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccine on Saturday. The vaccination drive has been deliberate in a phased method, figuring out precedence teams.</p> <p>Health minster Vardhan mentioned India's train to vaccinate its inhabitants towards <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> shall be the biggest immunisation drive of the world.</p> <p>He reiterated that each the indigenously manufactured vaccines, Covishield by Serum Institute of India and COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech, have confirmed security and immunogenicity information and are crucial instruments to include the pandemic.</p> <p>An on-line digital platform CoWIN, developed by the well being ministry, shall be used to drive the vaccination programme.</p> <p>Adequate doses of each Covishield and Covaxin have already been delivered to all states and Union territories, the well being ministry mentioned.</p> <p>A devoted 24x7 name centre — 1075 —  has additionally been arrange for addressing queries associated to the <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> pandemic, vaccine roll-out and the Co-WIN software program.</p> <p>According to the federal government, the photographs shall be provided first to an estimated one crore healthcare employees, and round two crore frontline employees, after which to individuals above 50 years of age, adopted by individuals youthful than 50 years of age with related comorbidities.</p> <p>Cost of vaccination of healthcare and frontline employees shall be borne by the central authorities. All states and union territories are equipped for the inoculation programme.</p> <p>In Delhi, the drive will kick off from the state-run LNJP Hospital with a easy ceremony within the presence of Chief Minister Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.</p> <p>A trio of a health care provider, nurse and a sanitation employee will obtain <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccine photographs within the presence of Kejriwal at LNJP Hospital.</p> <p>The 81 websites named within the National Capital for administering the jabs embrace six central authorities amenities like AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital and Kalawati Saran Children Hospital and two ESI hospitals.</p> <p>In Gujarat, medical superintendents of presidency hospitals in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar shall be among the many first to get the photographs within the sttae, the place over 16,000 well being employees shall be vaccinated in the course of the day.</p> <p>In Assam, an estimated 6,500 folks of the 1.9 lakh well being employees shall be vaccinated on the primary day. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate the drive at Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.</p> <p>Former vice chancellor of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Dr Umesh Chandra Sarma, would be the first to obtain the preliminary dose in Assam.</p> <p>The different docs to be vaccinated are Padma Shri awardee and surgeon Dr Ilias Ali, Sahitya Akademi awardee and former principal of Barpeta Medical College and Hospital Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah, GMCH principal Dr Achyut Baishya and its superintendent Dr Abhijeet Sharma.</p> <p>In Mumbai, as many as 4,000 well being employees shall be administered <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> vaccine each day at 9 vaccination centres, the BMC mentioned on Friday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will launch the vaccination drive from a centre at Bandra Kurla Complex on Saturday.</p> <p>The vaccination will begin at Vile Parle-based Dr RN Cooper Hospital.</p> <p>Vaccines shall be administered at 40 cubicles in 9 centres, together with KEM Hospital (Parel), Sion Hospital (Sion), Cooper Hospital (Vile Parle), Nair Hospital (Mumbai Central), Bhabha Hospital (Bandra), VN Desai Hospital (Santacruz), Rajawadi Hospital (Ghatkopar), Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital (Kandivali) and BKC Jumbo <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> centre.</p> <p>Maharashtra govt to open faculties for Classes 5-8 from 27 Jan</p> <p>Students from Classes 5 to eight will begin going to high school throughout Maharashtra from 27 January.</p> <p>Earlier, faculties for Class 9 and 10, and junior faculties (until Class 12) had reopened in elements of the state earlier this month based mostly on the <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> scenario in respective areas.</p> <p>"I have informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that schools can be reopened for Classes 5 to 8 from 27 January," state training minister Varsha Gaikwad mentioned.</p> <p>Local authorities together with district collectors, municipal commissioners and district civil surgeons should assess the bottom scenario earlier than taking a name on reopening faculties and faculties, Gaikwad added.</p> <p>"Earlier, schools for Classes 9 and 10 commenced after all teachers underwent RT-PCR tests and premises were sanitized. Similar measures will be taken before reopening schools for Classes 5 to 8," she mentioned.</p> <p>The civic physique in Mumbai issued a contemporary round stating that each one faculties and faculties of assorted mediums will stay shut until additional orders in view of a second wave of the virus in different nations and in some states.</p> <p>Earlier, the BMC had determined to maintain all faculties and faculties within the metropolis shut until 15 January.</p> <p> <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> caseload particulars</p> <p>The nationwide <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> restoration charge rose to 96.53 p.c on Friday, whereas the <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> case fatality charge stands at 1.44 p.c. The <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> lively caseload remained beneath three lakh.</p> <p>There are 2,13,027 lively <a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">coronavirus</a><a href="https://www.asianpaints.com/healthshield?cid=DI_N18_DM_B&utm_source=news18&utm_medium=fixed&utm_campaign=RHS&utm_content=banner" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"></a> infections within the nation which comprise 2.02 p.c of the overall caseload, the information acknowledged.</p> <p>According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 18,49,62,401 samples have been examined as much as 14 January, with 7,30,096 samples being examined on Thursday.</p> <p>The 191 new fatalities embrace 70 from Maharashtra, 19 from Kerala, 17 from West Bengal, 14 from Uttar Pradesh, 10 every from Chhattisgarh and Punjab, eight from Madhya Pradesh, six from Haryana, and 4 every from Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.</p> <p>A complete of 1,51,918 deaths have been reported to date within the nation, together with 50,291 from Maharashtra, adopted by12,246 from Tamil Nadu, 12,155 from Karnataka, 10,722 from Delhi, 10,010 from West Bengal, 8,543 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,138 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,473 from Punjab.</p> <p><em>With inputs from businesses</em></p>  <br>    [ad_1]  <br>[matched_content]  <br>  [ad_2]  <br>  <a href="https://www.firstpost.com/health/covid-19-vaccination-drive-set-to-begin-today-will-be-beginning-of-end-of-pandemic-says-harsh-vardhan-9206551.html" goal="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Source</a>

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