The country has been facing the Coronavirus crisis since one year. The world's biggest vaccination drives comes almost a year after the first coronavirus case was detected in India, which then claimed over 1.5 lakh lives and infected one crore people. The first case came to the fore on January 30, 2020 in Kerala. The vaccination drive will mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination drive via video conference today and almost three lakh beneficiaries, belonging to the priority groups, will be administered the silver bullet at over 3,006 vaccination sites across the country. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site.
In the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the corona vaccination campaign was launched at the Bandra Kurla complex in Mumbai.
Health workers also made a significant contribution to the Coronavirus crisis. They will be given priority in corona vaccination. The vaccination of frontline workers facing the corona crisis has started from today, the Chief Minister said while interacting with the media.
The Chief Minister was asked whether the coronavirus vaccine would be available free of cost to the general public. Health workers will get the vaccine free of cost. The central government has not yet decided whether the general public will get the vaccine for free. If the Center decides in this regard, then we will take a decision, replied the Chief Minister.
Maharashtra: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the vaccination centre at BKC Jumbo COVID19 hospital in Mumbai and witnessed the vaccine administration today. pic.twitter.com/qrWmHbk7R1— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2021