Rollout: 6.3L-strong staff & 2,934 websites


New Delhi, January 14

The government is geared up for the January 16 Covid vaccination drive with three lakh beneficiaries to be inoculated on the inaugural day. Health workers already registered on the CoWIN platform today started receiving SMSs regarding the allocation of vaccination sites and time of delivery.

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Member, Health, NITI Aayog, VK Paul confirmed that the drive would be launched by the PM. The government said three lakh health workers would be vaccinated on day one of the launch, across 2,934 sites, with not more than 100 people covered per site.

The data of three crore first phase beneficiaries, available in the government system, had been uploaded to CoWIN. “Our preparations are complete. We have in place 6.3 lakh team members, including 2,360 master trainers, 61,000 managers, 2 lakh vaccinators and 3.7 lakh other members,” Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said. — TNS



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