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Worried center calls for talks with state health minister after a second dose of Rs 1.1 billion delayed

The purpose of the meeting on Wednesday is to encourage all states to be vaccinated in mission mode.

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After a milestone of 10 billion rupees of vaccination, Federal Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya called for a physical meeting with all state health ministers in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on Wednesday. This is to facilitate vaccination of those who have been withheld a second dose and those who have not yet received a first dose.

The meeting was called because the government was concerned about the pending second dose, sources said. COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) vaccination. Nearly 1.1 billion rupees in the country who are eligible for a second dose, despite the availability of the vaccine at the vaccination center, are not taking it, sources added.

According to sources, the purpose of the meeting on Wednesday is to encourage all states to be vaccinated in mission mode. The state will also be encouraged to promote a variety of immunizations and be asked to keep up with the Prime Minister’s vision of “immunization for all.”

India achieved a breakthrough vaccination of Rs 10 billion on October 21st. Currently, the government’s priority is to bridge the gap between those who receive a second dose and those who are fully immunized (two doses).

About 75% of people in the country are taking the first dose and 31% are taking both. India is also preparing to start vaccinations for children soon. Mandaviya said Tuesday that pricing for the children’s vaccine ZyCoV-D was under discussion.

Worried center calls for talks with state health minister after a second dose of Rs 1.1 billion delayed

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