Read Time:1 Minute, 3 Second
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that people above the age of 50 will be given COVID19 vaccine by March. In a press conference Vardhan also said that not a single coronavirus case has been found in 188 districts in the country over the past seven days.
“We will be in a situation to administer vaccines to those above 50 years of age in March… In the last 7 days, no new cases of COVID19 have been reported in 188 districts of the country, 80-85 per cent frontline workers vaccinated, 20-25 countries to be availed with the vaccine. At least 18-20 vaccines are in preclinical, clinical & advanced stages. Expect them in the coming months,” he said.
The Union Health Minister expressed confidence that if the dream of ‘Health for All’ is ever to be fulfilled in the world, its model will be developed in India. “Our holistic approach, ancient medical wisdom, other health facilities and systems collectively will make a model emulatable for the world,” he said, news agency ANI quoted.
“From 1 lab to 2,500 labs, we improved. Genome sequencing, which is being talked about now, has been in Indian labs since May-June last year,” he further added.
By- BRATADEEP CHOUDHURY