In a bid to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to maximum people across the state, Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Saturday launched the 'Mega Vaccination Drive' under which 5.5 lacs persons covered in a day and data is still being compiled.
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While 46.5 per cent of adults in the US have been fully vaccinated, India has inoculated 5.6 per cent of its total population. However, India began its vaccination on January 16, nearly a month after the US began inoculation drive.
Taking a big leap in the augmentation of medical oxygen ahead of the much-anticipated third Covid-19 wave, the Punjab government will install 75 more pressure swing adsorption (PSA) plants in the state by the end of July.
India has also been seeing a declining trend in the active caseload. The country's active caseload stands at 5,95,565 on Saturday. Active cases have dropped below 6 lakhs after 86 days, and daily recoveries outnumber daily new cases for 44th consecutive day.
The development comes after the Maharashtra Chief Minister pushed the vaccination drive, urging people to give jabs at the earliest in the wake of Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that Centre will vaccinate all adults above 18 for free of cost, starting June 21, taking back the charge from states.
The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the country and has also caused an extremely high number of hospitalisations along with a crippling shortage of oxygen.
Dr N K Arora, Chairman of India's COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, in a TV interview said that “according to the company, Biological E's vaccine, which will be dubbed Corbevax, is identical to the Novavax vaccination.
State Health Minister Raghu Sharma praised the officers and employees associated with vaccination programme in the state and called upon the vaccination personnel to work with same diligence and enthusiasm in the future too.