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PM Modi to virtually inaugurate covid-19 vaccination drive: Reports

India is all set to begin its much-anticipated vaccination drive against coronavirus from Saturday, that is, January 16. Now, according to reports, PM Modi is expected to inaugurate the pan-India inoculation while video conferencing.

The reports added that PM will most likely virtually interact with health workers at some sites of the launch of the vaccine drive and for the same, hospitals in states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi have been asked to prepare.

In the first phase of vaccination drive, 30 crore people, including three crore healthcare and frontline workers, along with people Army and Police personnel, people above 60 and those with co-morbidities will be vaccinated.

According to reports, frontline and healthcare workers of Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, which is one of the country’s biggest Covid hospitals, will be the first to administer covid-19 vaccine. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health secretary Satyendra Jain will also attend the inaugural event in person, an NDTV report said.

India has two vaccines that have received regulatory approval from Drug General Controller of India(DCGI). While Covishield is Oxford’s vaccine made by SII in India, Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech is country’s first indigenous vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

India has seen a declining streak in coronavirus cases in last few months with the country reporting only 12k cases on Tuesday this week. While 1.05 crore people have been infected with the virus in the country, over 1.5 lakh people have lost their lives due to the virus.

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