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COVID-19: Who will get vaccine first in India? States share distribution plans - Details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held on Tuesday (November 24) a meeting with the prime ministers of the 8 countries most affected by COVID-19 and during the meeting, the countries informed Prime Minister Modi that they are taking steps to distribute the COVID vaccine. -19 as soon as it is available. In India. Most prime ministers have informed the prime minister that they are preparing a strong cold chain infrastructure and some have said that they have already started the process to determine who will get the vaccine first.

During the meeting, Union Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan informed prime ministers that the center plans to vaccinate frontline health workers in the first phase, followed by police and sanitation workers and then those over 50 years old. People with comorbidity will be vaccinated in stage 4. Bhushan directed the prime ministers to provide a database of people in these four categories.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bumai said that each state had received instructions from the center to form a committee led by the Council of Ministers, and the task of this committee will be to prepare a sheet. route to provide vaccines in every neighborhood and village. "The delivery of the vaccine will be linked to a digital ID," he said.

Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the meeting and informed Prime Minister Modi that the BJP-led state government is building infrastructure for maintaining the cold chain.

Rajasthan chief Minister Ashok Jhelot informed Prime Minister Modi that his state is one of two states in India that have been testing for COVID-19 at 100% using the RT-PCR method. Jahlot added that testing increased from 18,000 samples per day to more than 30,000 samples. Jahlut said that Rajasthan had already prepared a database of healthcare workers to receive the Covid vaccine.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Odhav Thackeray said a task force has been formed in the state to manage the vaccination campaign. "We have contacted Adar Poonawala from the Serum Institute, who is producing the vaccine for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. However, there needs to be clarity on the vaccination schedule in terms of availability, quantity, side effects, cost and distribution of the vaccine Our team will discuss all these aspects in Country.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said three state committees have been established for the smooth implementation of vaccination. EPS added that a Covid frontline worker database has also been created.

West Bengal State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her entire state is ready for the coronavirus vaccination program.

"West Bengal is fully equipped with the trained workforce and necessary infrastructure, including cold chains for the vaccination program. We are ready to work with the center and other stakeholders to ensure a speedy vaccination campaign for all as soon as the vaccine is available, "said CM Banerjee.

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