‘Received success to an extent in fight against Covid-19 in a year’, says Harsh Vardhan as India rolls out vaccine
Addressing the media, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that misinformation is being spread about the vaccines and urged the media to help in dispelling the rumours.
He said it while stating that We received success to an extent in our fight against Covid-19 in one year. Data in last 3-4 months, our recovery & fatality rate indicate that we were gradually heading towards victory against Covid, said the minister
He further emphasized the Indian vaccine will work as ‘sanjeevani’ in the fight against COVID-19, he even joined the doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, to witness the launch of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination, where a sanitation worker becomes the first person to receive the vaccine.
A total of 3,006 session sites across all States and Union Territories will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on an inaugural day.
Billed as the world’s largest vaccination program, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.
“I am very happy and satisfied today. We have been fighting against COVID-19 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership for the last one year. With help of doctors and scientists, we have an Indian vaccine now, this vaccine will work as a ‘sanjeevani’ in the fight against COVID-19, which has entered the final stage,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.