Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will overview the coronavirus scenario within the nation at 3:30 pm on Tuesday. The minister may even ongoing vaccination drive to determine on the long run course of actions, official sources mentioned. The minister may even overview the COVID-19-appropriate behaviour and protocol, the sources had mentioned on Sunday.
The assembly will probably be attended by prime officers, together with Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Division of Biotechnology Secretary Rajesh S Gokhale, Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) Director Common Rajiv Bahl, NITI Aayog Member (Well being) V Okay Paul, and Chairperson of the Nationwide Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) N Okay Arora.
The Well being Ministry has determined in opposition to procuring extra Covid vaccines as of now and has surrendered Rs 4,237 crore, or almost 85 per cent of the 2022-23 price range allocation for inoculation functions, to the Finance Ministry.
In keeping with official sources, round 1.8 crore doses are nonetheless obtainable with the governments on the Centre and in states and the inventory is adequate to proceed the vaccination drive for round six months, given the low uptake of vaccines amongst folks because of declining Covid case burden. The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered within the nation have crossed 219.33 crore.
Official sources mentioned 98 per cent of India’s grownup inhabitants have acquired not less than one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine whereas 92 per cent have been absolutely vaccinated. Additionally, 83.7 per cent of adolescents aged 15 to 18 years have been vaccinated with the primary dose because the vaccination for this age group started on January 3, whereas 72 per cent have gotten each the primary and second doses.
Within the age-group of 12-14 years, 87.3 per cent have been administered the primary dose whereas 68.1 per cent are absolutely vaccinated. Of the entire eligible goal inhabitants of 18 years and above, slightly over 27 per cent have been administered precaution doses thus far.