Once we get vaccine, Covid warriors might be first ones to get dose: MoS Health

New Delhi, August 15

Scientists are working exhausting on coronavirus vaccine and if their efforts bear fruit, COVID-19 warriors would be the first ones to get the dose, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey mentioned on Saturday.

Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of the Independence Day celebrations on the Red Fort right here, he additionally hailed the National Digital Health Mission unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tackle to the nation.

“This is a historic day for the country’s health sector. On the auspicious occasion of our Independence Day, our PM announced this mission. This will bring widespread change in the field of health,” Choubey mentioned.

Modi on Saturday unveiled the bold National Digital Health Mission beneath which each Indian will get a well being ID that can ease entry to medical providers and he additionally introduced that the nation has made plans for mass-producing COVID-19 vaccine as soon as scientists give a inexperienced sign.

“Our scientists are working very hard on it. Three vaccines against COVID-19 are in various stages of testing. And, if we do succeed in getting a vaccine, our COVID warriors will be the first one to receive the dose,” the minister of state for well being mentioned.

Modi in his tackle mentioned, “When scientists will give us the green signal, it will be produced on a mass scale and all preparations have been made for it.”

“So, our PM has spelt it out that this government is determined to fight its way out of the coronavirus crisis,” Chaubey mentioned.

Asked in regards to the well being ID card for every citizen that might be offered beneath the National Digital Health Mission, the Union minister mentioned it should facilitate heathcare entry to individuals.

“The card will carry the medical history of the patient, and a doctor will be able to access prior information on ailments and treatment, if any, and begin treatment,” he mentioned.

Choubey mentioned if a citizen travels from Patna to Bangalore, a physician within the southern metropolis will have the ability to entry health-related information on the Patna affected person, and reply sooner.

Modi in his tackle mentioned this mission will convey a brand new revolution in India’s well being sector and it’ll cut back issues in getting therapy with the assistance of expertise.

The well being ID will comprise details about medical information, prescriptions and diagnostic studies and summaries of earlier discharge from hospitals for illnesses. 

The mission is predicted to convey effectivity and transparency in healthcare providers within the nation.

On coronavirus vaccine, Modi mentioned the nation has ready a roadmap to make sure that a COVID-19 vaccine reaches everybody within the shortest attainable time.

He mentioned three vaccine candidates are in several phases of trials within the nation.

The section 1 and a couple of human medical trials of two of the vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Zydus Cadila Ltd, are at the moment underway.

The Serum Institute of India has been permitted to conduct Phase 2 and three human medical trials of the third vaccine candidate developed by the Oxford University. The Pune-based institute has partnered with AstraZeneca for manufacturing the vaccine. — PTI


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