The Union Well being Ministry on Friday requested all states and union territories to provoke vaccination of frontline employees towards COVID-19 from the primary week of February. Vaccination of healthcare suppliers that started on January 16 to proceed concurrently, the ministry stated in a letter to states and union territories (UTs).
Within the letter, Well being Ministry Extra Secretary Manohar Agnani stated the database of frontline employees is being up to date by states and UTs in collaboration with the respective line ministries.
As on date, the database of greater than 61 lakh frontline employees has been uploaded on Co-WIN portal.
“On this regard, after due session with states and UTs, it’s suggested that the states and UTs shall provoke simultaneous vaccination of frontline employees and healthcare employees from the primary week of February,” Agnani stated.
A pan-India COVID-19 vaccination drive initiated on January 16 goals to cowl healthcare and frontline employees within the preliminary section.
Until eight AM on Friday, 29,28,053 beneficiaries have acquired anti-coronavirus pictures below the countrywide vaccination train.
The letter mentions that the required doses of each vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin — have been allotted to the states and UTs and additional augmentation will likely be made by means of subsequent releases.
The states and UTs ought to make sure that classes should be created for each the kind of vaccines in proportion to the discharge of vaccines to the state, wherever relevant, the letter stated.
“I request you to kindly direct the involved officers to provoke requisite planning and overview for initiating vaccination of frontline employees together with healthcare employees from the primary week of February 2021.
Your unstinted assist is pre-requisite to realize the specified acceleration and influence of COVID-19 vaccine drive,” the letter said.