Dr Harsh Vardhan

National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) in consultation with State Governments and all relevant stakeholders have prepared and presented a detailed blueprint of vaccine storage, distribution, and administration.

Group of ministers (GoM) met today to discuss the current status kof SARS-CoV2 virus spread and strategies that will be adopted for availability and distribution of vaccines in coming days.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said this in his 'Sunday Samvaad' programme as the country gears up to celebrate Navratri, Dussehra in October and Diwali, along with Chatthh puja in the month of November.

Covid-19 Bulletin: The national Recovery Rate has further increased to 82.58%. 15 States/UTs are showing recovery rate more than the national average.

Dr Vardhan informed the GoM that more than 338 lakh N-95 masks, nearly 135 lakh PPEs and about 27,000 ventilators have been provided by the Centre to the States and Union Territories (UTs).

"Out of the three vaccine candidates, one has entered the third phase of trials. We are confident that within this year we will provide the world with an effective vaccine to save the people," Harsh Vardhan said.

‘eSanjeevani’ digital platform of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has completed 2 lakh tele-consultations.This milestone was achieved in a short time period of ten days only since the 9th of August.

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a blood donation camp at the Delhi AIIMS, in presence of director Dr Randeep Guleria. The camp is dedicated to soldiers. Many people could be seen donating blood voluntarily.

New Delhi: India has ramped up its COVID-19 testing facility from one lab in January this year to 1,370 labs...

This means that more and more COVID-19 patients are getting cured and discharged. On 10th June 2020, for the first time, the total number of recovered patients exceeded the active cases with a difference of 1,573 which has increased to 5,77,899 as on today.