The Indian prime minister says medical and emergency workers and those over 60 with comorbidities should receive a workout vaccine from January 10.
India will begin rolling out the COVID-19 shooting as a precautionary measure for health workers and other future workers from January 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, as the case goes. Omicron coronavirus nationwide climb.
In a televised address on Saturday night, Modi also said that those over 60 years of age with comorbidities have been given a shocking shot after comments from doctors.
He added that those aged 15-18 have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from January 3.
“Based on caution, the government has decided that paramedics and frontline staff should receive the standard,” Modi said.
Modi said 1.8 million isolated beds, 500,000 oxygen-assisted beds and 400,000 oxygen tanks were available in the country, among other medical facilities, due to fears of another epidemic. Omicron range growth.
India reports that Omicron cases have risen sharply, with 415 out of 17 Indian states.
The Indian leader has warned that the epidemic is not ending and it was necessary to exercise caution, including wearing face masks and hand washing, and complying with COVID-19 guidelines.
Modi government said managed at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 88 percent of eligible 944 million people, of which 61 percent took both.
While millions await the second shot, governments have now begun to pose threats to health workers and workers in the future, who are suffering the worst. second wave about the virus in the summer that killed thousands of people.
Medical experts say India needs to double its vaccination drive and expand its services to prevent further spread of the disease, especially in large areas where hospitals are few and far between.
The federal government said encouraged countries to curb the growing population during the festive season until the new year and a few countries have slightly banned public holidays.
The number of daily COVID-19 cases in a country of 1.3 billion people dropped by almost half a month ago. In the last 24 hours, India reported 7,189 new cases, with 34.78 million, second only to the world behind the United States alone.