On Tuesday, The Government of India said that based on recent dry-run feedback, it is ready to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from the date of the Emergency Use Authority, and administer the first shots to 13 January.
Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, today in a press conference said that the active coronavirus cases in India are less than 2.5 lakh and are keeping going to decline.
Moreover, Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research has mentioned that there is no ban on export by India of the coronavirus vaccine.
The health secretary announced that 44 % of the active coronavirus cases are in hospital with intermediate or serious symptoms, whereas 56 % of the cases are relatively modest or asymptomatic and are in home isolation.
Bhushan said, there are four primary vaccine stocks, called GMSD, situated in Karnal, Mumbai, Chenna, and Kolkata and there are 37 vaccine stocks in India. They store vaccines in the majority and allocate further.
He further added the office including the no. of COVID-19 vaccine stored and temperature trackers is checked carefully. They have this office for longer than 10 years in the nation.
He also announced that healthcare employees and frontline employees would not want to enroll themselves as a beneficiary as their data is the bulk database that has been occupied on the Co-WIN vaccine delivery administration system in a bulk way.
The government has said in terms of the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, they have not seen the emergence of any untoward clumps in the nation as of now which is comforting.
He said that the everyday number of deaths is under 300 for 11 back to back days while the combined inspiration rate is 5.87 percent. The positivity rate a week ago was 1.97 %.