India has so far administered over 18 crore jabs to eligible beneficiaries.
Ghulam Nabi Azad writes to PM, suggests measures to ramp up vaccine manufacturing, health infrastructure
The former union health minister also suggested improving oxygen availability and strengthening the field infrastructure by optimum use of pre-fabricated beds.
He also accused the prime minister of attacking the federal structure and insulting the Constitution by talking directly to district magistrates across the country on COVID strategy.
Gender gap in vaccination? Just four states inoculated more women than men even as India inches near the 18 crore mark
As per official data, the gender gap in vaccination is over 4 per cent nationally but high-Covid burden states like Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have over 10 per cent difference in male-female ratio.
'Dear PM': 12 Opposition leaders ask Modi to make vaccination free of cost, stop Central Vista project
In a joint letter to the prime minister, the opposition leaders, including some chief ministers, have also demanded providing foodgrains to the needy, and giving Rs 6,000 per month to the unemployed.
'Not desirable' to create separate priority group of mental illness for vaccination: Centre to Delhi HC
The affidavit was filed by Centre in response to a plea seeking to include people suffering from mental illness in the list of specified comorbidities that will help them get vaccines on priority.
As India reeled from a devastating second wave of coronavirus infections, the US rapidly deployed six planeloads of life-saving supplies in support of the country's fight against the pandemic.
This will ensure primary healthcare delivery at the citizen's doorstep, limiting human exposure to Covid-congested or Covid-prone areas through aerial delivery.
Over 84 lakh COVID vaccine doses still available with states, UTs; 17.49 cr jabs provided so far: Centre
The ministry said that the national capital still has a balance of 4.12 lakh doses available and within the next three days, it is likely to receive one lakh doses more.
The Centre has so far provided more than 17.35 crore (17,35,07,770) vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost.
The Health Minister of Delhi, one of the worst COVID-hit cities in the country, said the city does not have vaccines for the third phase and purchase orders have been placed with the manufacturers.
Vaccination phase three: Number of shots rise on day one, experts bat for scaling up inoculation capacity with private players
A total of 22,94,254 beneficiaries received jabs till about 10 pm on Thursday a day after 72,000 Covid-19 cases were detected countrywide — the vaccination dashboard maintained by the Centre showed.
The company's management has also left no stone unturned to inspire the company's stakeholders to get vaccinated at the earliest to contribute to the success of the world's largest vaccination drive.
Nearly eight vaccines are at different stages of trial with their manufacturing assured in India, Modi said.