India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 115 crore mark, informed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday. The Health Minister also lauded the “Har Ghar Dastak” campaign for strengthening the world’s largest vaccination drive.
“As India’s vaccination coverage crosses 115 crore mark, PM Narendra Modi Ji’s words ring true – once Indians decide to do something, nothing is impossible! #HarGharDastak strengthening world’s largest vaccination drive!,” Mr Mandaviya tweeted.
“Har Ghar Dastak” is a door-to-door mega vaccination campaign that aims to complete maximum single dose and second dose adult COVID-19 vaccination in the country. It was launched on November 2 on the occasion of Dhanwantari Diwas. The campaign ensures that those who cannot go out are vaccinated in their homes. Further, this campaign will run from November 3 to November 30.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India has exported more than 65 million doses of COVID vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year.
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Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing COVID-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study conducted in Spain.
The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlightS the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.
The researchers said previous studies have suggested that regions with higher pre-pandemic levels of air pollution had a higher incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
However, the reasons for this associations are not yet clear, they said.
Tamil Nadu inoculated 8.36 lakh people against Covid-19 in the ninth edition of the mega vaccination drive on Thursday, the Health Department said.
Of the 8,36,796 people, 3,36,468 were administered with the first dose and 5,00,328 the second, a press release from the department said.
Laying thrust on developing indigenous capabilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has exported more than 65 million doses of COVID vaccines to nearly 100 countries this year.
The Prime Minister, who inaugurated the First Global Innovation Summit of the Pharmaceuticals sector via video conferencing, said India believes in the well-being of the entire humankind.
“Our definition of wellness is not limited by physical boundaries. We believe in the well-being of the entire humankind. And, we have shown this spirit to the whole world during the COVID-19 global pandemic,” he said.