World’s Largest Vaccine Drive
The National COVID-19 vaccination drive of India is world’s largest vaccination drive and has been unprecedented in both scale and reach.
As India crosses 1,35,99,96,267 vaccine doses and closes in on a historic milestone of administering 200 cr Covid vaccination doses in record time, the sheer speed, scale and safety with which the drive has been conducted, has made the entire world take notice. We have now vaccinated more than 50% of the adult population with both doses of vaccine, and approximately 85% have received one or two doses.
The vaccines developed by the Astra Zeneca with Oxford University and local firm Bharat Biotech is the part of the drive that could inoculate about 300 million people on priority basis this year (2021).
The online platform being used to monitor vaccination stocks, storage temperature and individual tracking of beneficiaries for COVID 19 is Co-WIN. A dedicated 24/7 call center -1075 has been established to address all queries related to the software, vaccine roll-out and the COVID 19 pandemic. The website Co- WIN has performed exceptionally.
These are not small or insignificant achievements especially given the enormity of challenges that India faced. In the past, it took decades for vaccines that had been developed globally to be introduced in India. This could not have been possible without the planning and administrative vision of the Central government, coordination and implementation by the states, execution and dedication of the lakhs of health care workers but most importantly the full-fledged participation of the people of India, who at a time when social distancing has been prescribed, have understood the value to unite under the leadership of PM Modi to defeat this foreign enemy that has caused tremendous damage to India and the world. It also proves that, when it is a cause in the national interest or Jan Hit, the people of India, never shy away from uniting in a Jan Abhiyan.
[This Blog is written by Pranjali Kumari, MyGov Saathi]