Cabinet Secretary reviews arrangements for COVID 19 vaccine roll out
| Tuesday | 1st December, 2020
The Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba while chairing a high-level meeting asked all the States and Union Territories to prepare and maintain a database of the prioritized group of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the initial stages.
While reviewing the public health response to COVID-19 Cabinet Secretary informed that at present 3 companies are frontrunners in developing COVID-19 vaccines in India- which are currently in the third phase of clinical trials and will be shortly available for usage.
Therefore with a strong network of 28947 chain points for storage and distribution of vaccines COVID-19 vaccine distribution too will be carried out in a hassle-free and time-bound manner.
It was also informed that to facilitate coordination between government authorities vaccinating agencies and the general public a digital platform for COVID-19 vaccination delivery named 'CO-WIN' is also being developed.
The Cabinet Secretary urged States/UTs to ensure a multi-sectoral response to the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine by involving all the government departments NGOs NCC and other volunteers besides maintaining an open and transparent communication with the public to curb misinformation and rumors.