Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the government estimated to receive and use 40-50 crore doses of vaccine to bring 20-25 crore people under the vaccination of Kovid-19 by July next year. is.
Also, a draft is being prepared to get the list of priority population groups for vaccines from the states by the end of October. During a conversation with his social media follower at the Sunday Dialogue Forum, he said that a high-level expert group would consider all aspects of the vaccine. The Ministry of Health is preparing a draft, in which state governments will submit a list of priority population groups.
The list of advance front health workers will include government and private sector physicians, nurses, paramedical personnel, sanitation workers, ASHA workers, supervisory officers and other personnel involved in the detection, screening and treatment of infected patients.
The minister said that this exercise will be completed by the end of October and states are being directed to hand over details about the cooling chain storage facilities and other associated infrastructure, which is at the block level But will be necessary.
Vardhan said, “The central government is also working on large scale human resource preparation, training, monitoring and other things. It is estimated to receive and use 40-50 crore (vaccine) doses for about 20-25 million people by July 2021. All these are in the process of being finalized.
He also told the people that while finalizing these schemes, the government will also monitor the immune data related to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Vardhan said, “Our government is working round the clock to ensure fair and equitable distribution of vaccines once they are ready.
The minister said that a high-level committee under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul is preparing the roadmap for the entire process. The vaccine will be procured centrally and tightly monitored until each consignment is delivered, so that it reaches the most needy.
The minister said that the committee is working on understanding the timeframe for various vaccines to be available in the country. At the same time, a commitment is being taken from vaccine manufacturers to provide maximum number of doses to India. He said, “This work is in progress, which will be completed before starting the vaccination.”
Vardhan, while trying to allay the fears of one person during the dialogue, said that there would be no black marketing of vaccines. He said, “The vaccine will be distributed on the basis of pre-determined priority and it will be done according to a fixed schedule. The details of the entire process will be shared in the coming months to ensure transparency, accountability.
When asked about the Phase III clinical trial of Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine in India, Vardhan clarified that the subject is still under consideration and no decision has been taken so far.