One Billion Vaccines: How Did India Get 100 Crore Vaccine Doses? – India one billion doses of covid vaccine

India Moves Toward Rs 100 Million Kovid Vaccine By Thursday October 21, the country is expected to have 100 million Kovid vaccines. This includes the first dose and the second dose. As of Wednesday, doses of the vaccine of Rs 99.70 million had been administered across the country, according to the latest available data.

Seventy-four percent of adults received the first dose, while only 31 percent received a full injection of both doses.

“The country is about to achieve a century of vaccines. I urge those who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to be a part of this great event. Please contribute to this historic vaccination program in India, ” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavya said, according to The Indian Express.

It is estimated that 65% of the vaccine dose was administered to the villages. Health experts say there are many inequalities in vaccination and that must change.

It is estimated that only 3% of people in developing countries receive at least one dose.

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health has asked states to focus on administering the second dose of the vaccine.

According to available documents, Rs 6 million vaccines have been administered in eight states. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of vaccinations administered at 12.08 crore.

Maharashtra has 9.23 crore, West Bengal 6.82 crore, Gujarat 6.73 crore, Madhya Pradesh 6.67 crore, Bihar 6.30 crore, Karnataka 6.13 crore and Rajasthan 6.07 crore.

The vaccine campaign will begin on January 16, 2021 in India. In the first phase, the vaccine was made available to healthcare workers, Kovid Front fighters and allied workers. As of March 1, the vaccine was extended to those in the vulnerable group. Those over 60 and those over 45 were divided into two groups and those involved were vaccinated. Exactly one month later, the vaccine was discontinued only for those over 45 years of age.

A month later, India agreed to vaccinate those over 18 years of age.

Railways has decided to place advertisements on trains and stations to make history, as the country has given one billion vaccinations.

“India is likely to reach the 100 million rupee vaccine milestone by October 21, 2021,” the message spread on Zonal Railways.

The message says that the announcement should start only after reaching the 1 billion vaccine milestone.

The announcement that the country would first provide free vaccines and then charge a fee for the vaccine had sparked mass protests. The occasional rate hike for Covshield and Kovacs also added to the protests.

Protests erupted on June 21 when the Prime Minister announced that the Kovid vaccine would be administered free of charge to everyone over the age of 18 in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Center will purchase the drug directly from vaccine manufacturers and distribute 75 percent to states.

The Center made this decision after several states requested that the vaccine be free.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also expressed dissatisfaction with the Center’s vaccine policy. The higher court also ordered the Center to declare its position on vaccination as soon as possible.

The Center has been frustrated by allegations that the vaccine company is making a profit by charging free vaccines to the nation’s population in connection with the distribution of the vaccine. The Center developed its new policy while the case was pending in court regarding discrepancies in the vaccine distribution policy.

The supreme court said that the decision of the Central Government to provide the vaccine free to those over 45 and then to those under 45 to pay for the vaccine was not equitable and discriminatory.

Another protest was over the fact that India was the only country that charged a higher price when the Kovshield vaccine was guaranteed at the lowest rates in other countries.

The Covshield vaccine is one of the highest fees paid by private hospitals in the world.

The Serum Institute then charged 600 rupees for Kovishield wax, which was jointly developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.

The vaccine was delivered to the central government for 150 rupees, but to the states for 400 rupees. Adar Punewala, the then CEO of the company, said private hospitals would charge Rs 600 per dose.

States have protested who gave private enterprise the power to set prices, citing large price differences.

However, Kerala and some other states have announced that the government will provide the vaccine for free. After Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that the government will provide the vaccine at no cost, thousands of people came forward with donations for the vaccine challenge.

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Compiled by Sruthy CR

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