News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:36 PM IST
The Central Government told the Lok Sabha on Friday that at present no time frame can be fixed as to when the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign will be completed. However, he expressed hope that by December, all people aged 18 years and above in the country would be vaccinated. Along with this, the Center said that India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world in terms of Kovid vaccination.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
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Mandaviya said that the COVID-19 vaccination is a process which is ongoing and dynamic. It is following the guidelines of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (Negvac). Vaccination is being done on the basis of current scientific evidence. He said that the virus and this epidemic are also very dynamic. In such a situation, it is not possible to make an accurate estimate that till the vaccination will be completed.
Union Health Minister Mandaviya said this on vaccine wastage
Mandaviya said that there were cases of vaccine wastage in states and union territories but according to the Kovin portal, additional doses of vaccine have also been administered from a vial. The Union Health Minister said that the number of doses wasted and the maximum number of doses removed from the prescribed quantity from the vaccine vial is used to determine the statistics of vaccine wastage in a state.
He said that between May 1, 2021 and July 13, 2021, a total of 2.49 lakh doses of corona vaccines were wasted. Whereas in addition to the marked quantity, 41.12 lakh additional doses were removed. Mandaviya said that there is no shortage of vaccines and the central government is continuously supplying free anti-corona vaccines to the priority beneficiaries to the states and union territories based on the recommendation of NEGVAC.
Number of active cases in nine states is more than 10 thousand
The number of active cases of corona virus is still more than 10 thousand in nine states of the country. The Union Health Ministry said that at this time it is very important to follow Kovid-compliant behavior because the second wave of this epidemic is not over yet. Therefore, wear a mask in public places and maintain physical distance. The ministry cautioned that even small negligence can cost a lot.
The Joint Secretary of the Ministry, Luv Agrawan said that the war against Kovid-19 is going to be long and there is no place for negligence in this. He said that media persons can work to eliminate the misconceptions created among the people by reporting positively about vaccination. He said that the recovery rate has improved due to the focus on containment and clinical management.
Coronil: Approval of use as an adjunctive measure
Pawar said that the Uttarakhand State Licensing Authority has approved the use of Coronil as a supportive measure in COVID management. With this, the treatment of corona has not been claimed and this decision has been taken on the basis of the advice of the review committee constituted by the Ministry of AYUSH. The committee reviewed the application filed by Patanjali Research Foundation Trust for updating Divya Coronil tablet from AYUSH Licensed Immunity Booster as a medicine for Kovid and advised that it can be used as a support measure in Covid management. Is.