30 Million Health Workers Will Be First To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In India

Harin - Oct 26, 2020


30 Million Health Workers Will Be First To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In India

30 million healthcare workers including 7 million doctors and paramedics will be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in India.

As researchers continue testing the COVID-19 vaccines, Indian is, too, working out its plan for the roll-out of the vaccines once all they receive approval from the relevant medical bodies.

And just like other countries, the Indian frontline health workers will be the first to receive the vaccine.

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Just like other countries, Indian frontline health workers will be the first to receive the vaccine.

According to Rajesh Bhushan, Union health secretary, in India, there are around 30 million frontline healthcare workers who will be vaccinated first against the virus.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Bhushan says that, among those 30 million workers, there are 7 million doctors and paramedics.

It has been scheduled that the first phase of vaccination will be between January and July 2021.

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It has been scheduled that the first phase of vaccination will be between January and July 2021.

The vaccine expert committee has been preparing a draft prioritization plan on how many doses of vaccine would be available to the number of people to receive the vaccine.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his televised address, said that the government would make sure that every Indian could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

During his speech for Independence Day, the Prime Minister announced the government’s ambitious NDHM (National Digital Health Mission) program. With this program, everyone who enrolls for the mission will receive a Health ID for easy access to medical services.

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The Prime Minister announced the government’s ambitious NDHM (National Digital Health Mission) program.

It was later clarified by the Health Ministry that, under the NDHM, a digital health identity won’t be mandatory for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

>>> WHO Praises India’s Aarogya Setu App For Reducing COVID-19 Spread

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