2 Made in India Covid vaccines in record time show India's talent: PM Modi

2 Made in India Covid vaccines in record time show India's talent: PM Modi

Launching the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated scientists and researchers who were engaged in the development of vaccines against Covid-19.

PM Modi said development of any vaccines is generally a time-taking process but vaccines against Covid-19 have been developed in record time.

"In such a short time span, India has been able to develop two vaccines against Covid-19. This is a testimony to the scientific talent that our country has," PM Modi said.

PM Modi launched the pan India rollout of the Covdi-19 vaccination drive at 10:30 am via video conferencing.

A total of 3,006 session sites across all states and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 people will be vaccinated at each session site on an inaugural day. The vaccination drive is being conducted on the basis of identifying priority groups that should receive the vaccine first. Healthcare workers, both in the government and private sectors, will receive the vaccine in the first phase of the drive.

As per a press release issued by the government, the nationwide vaccination program will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real-time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature, and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for Covid-19 vaccine.

This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions.

"A dedicated 24x7 call centre - 1075 - has also been established for addressing the queries related to Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-WIN software," the press release said.