As many as 3,05,938 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to pregnant girls until August 4, out of which 3,05,482 lakh beneficiaries have obtained first dose and 456 have obtained each doses, the Rajya Sabha was instructed on Tuesday.
In a written reply to a query, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar mentioned about 91,104 doses have been administered to transgenders, out of which a complete of 77,457 beneficiaries have obtained one dose and 13,647 beneficiaries have obtained two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
The figures have been quoted from the Co-Win portal.
In response to a separate query on how lengthy it might take to utterly vaccinate residents with each the doses, Ms Pawar mentioned COVID-19 vaccination is an ongoing and dynamic course of, which is being guided by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) on the idea of concurrent scientific proof.
It is anticipated that eligible beneficiaries aged 18 years and above can be vaccinated by December 2021, the minister mentioned.
A complete of fifty,91,84,770 COVID-19 vaccines have been made accessible from January until August 5 beneath the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
In response to particular measures being taken to guard folks from doable third wave, Ms Pawar mentioned the Union Health Ministry continues to watch COVID-19 trajectory proper as much as the district degree.
The tenet to minimise and avert the danger of future resurgence of instances is the five-fold technique of Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and COVID Appropriate Behaviour.
Besides this, states are additionally being offered requisite technical and monetary help by the Centre to organize for and reply to any exigencies arising out of surge in COVID-19.
The Centre has supported the states and UTs by offering them ventilators, oxygen cylinders, PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) vegetation, medicine and diagnostics in addition to monetary help for augmentation of hospital infrastructure, the reply acknowledged.
The isolation mattress capability and ICU mattress capability which was solely 10,180 and a pair of,168 as on March 23, 2020 in being enhanced repeatedly and is presently at 1,803,266 isolation beds and 124,598 ICU beds.
In addition, a brand new scheme (*3*) amounting to Rs 23,123 crore has been permitted for 2021-22 that goals to forestall, detect and reply to the persevering with menace posed by COVID-19 and strengthen nationwide well being methods for preparedness.
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