Union Well being Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday stated the federal government has lifted the time restriction on receiving COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to be able to improve the tempo of immunization.
Individuals can now get vaccinated round the clock in line with their comfort, Vardhan stated in a tweet, including that Prime Minister Narendra Modi values the well being in addition to the time of the residents of the nation.
“The federal government has lifted the time restriction to extend the pace of vaccination. Individuals can now get vaccinated 24×7 in line with their comfort. Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the worth of well being in addition to the time of residents,” he wrote in Hindi.
Earlier on Tuesday, Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had stated that the timeline of vaccinating the beneficiaries from 9 am to five pm has been finished away with and it’s as much as the hospitals to determine whether or not they wish to proceed administering the vaccines even after that.
“Co-WIN 2.zero doesn’t present 9 am-5 pm vaccination periods. It has finished away with that timeline. If a hospital has the capability, the system permits it to do vaccination even after 5 pm in session with the state authorities.
This has been briefed each to the state governments in addition to the non-public and authorities hospitals,” he had stated.
In the meantime, the second dose of the vaccine in opposition to COVID-19 began being administered from February 13 for individuals who have accomplished 28 days for the reason that receipt of the primary dose. The vaccination of frontline employees (FLWs) started on February 2.
The second section of the COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for individuals over 60 years of age and people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid situations. In accordance with a provisional report until Wednesday 7 am, over 1.56 crore (1,56,20,749) vaccine doses had been administered within the nation by means of three,12,188 periods.
The beneficiaries embrace 67,42,187 healthcare employees (first dose), 27,13,144 HCWs (second dose), 55,70,230 FLWs (first dose), 834 FLWs (second dose), 71,896 beneficiaries aged greater than 45 years with particular co-morbidities (first dose) and 5,22,458 beneficiaries aged above 60 years.