- Corona vaccination campaign is going to start in large scale in the country
- Preparation to seek help of private sector for central government vaccination
- Government’s concern increased due to fast growing corona infection cases in the country
Coronavirus in India is once again coming up in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. Amid changing circumstances, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the Health Ministry to expedite the corona vaccination. The central government is now going to take steps in the direction of applying Corona vaccine to people above 50 years of age. In such a situation, the center is also going to resort to private sector to vaccinate around 27 crore people of the country so that the vaccination campaign can be completed in a short time. This phase will also include those under 50 who are more likely to develop corona infection.
NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul says that full details of the role of private sector in corona vaccination will be available in the next few days. Dr. Paul is also the head of the team dealing with the epidemic formed by the central government. Dr. Paul said that even at this time, the private sector is mainly involved in the vaccination of health workers and frontline workers. Private companies are putting 2 thousand vaccines out of 10 thousand vaccines on any given day. As we accelerate the vaccination campaign, the engagement of the private sector will deepen. According to Dr. VK Paul, large-scale participation of the private sector will be necessary in the Corona vaccination campaign as more sections of the population become eligible for vaccination. Currently only health care and frontline medical staff are being vaccinated.
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40 to 50 percent vaccination through private sector
An official source said that in the next phase, the government plans to vaccinate 50 thousand people daily. Till date 1.07 crore health workers and frontline workers have been vaccinated across the country. The source said that about 40 to 50 percent vaccination in the next phase will be done through private sector. More than 75 percent of health and frontline workers have been vaccinated in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The central government has asked the states to increase the speed of corona vaccination.
Number of patients exceeded one and a half lakh in the country
Meanwhile, the number of patients being treated for Corona virus infection increased for the fifth consecutive day in the country. The number of patients under treatment exceeded 1.5 lakh on Monday, 17 days later. The Health Ministry said that the total cases of infection in the country have crossed 11 million. According to the latest data released by the Health Ministry till eight o’clock in the morning, the total number of cases has increased to 1,10,05,850 after the confirmation of 14,199 new patients of Covid-19in the last 24 hours in the country. At the same time the number of dead has increased to 1,56,385 after the death of 83 infected in 24 hours.
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Due to these five states, patients increased
According to the ministry, the increase in daily cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh has increased the number of patients being treated for the infection. Government officials in Bhopal said that there will be thermal screening of people coming from Maharashtra to Madhya Pradesh. According to the data, the number of patients undergoing treatment of Covid-19in the country has increased to 1,50,055, which is 1.36 per cent of the total cases. The number of patients undergoing infection treatment in the country stood at 1,51,460 on February 5. In the country, the number of patients being treated for infection on Monday increased by 4421, which is the highest since 26 November.
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