new Delhi. National Vaccination Day 2022: March 16 is celebrated as National Vaccination Day in India. At the same time, vaccination has become even more relevant after the corona epidemic that came two years ago. Vaccination against corona is still being done not only in India but in all countries of the world. At the same time, Kovid vaccination is being started in India for children above 12 years of age. The special thing is that India, who started the Kovid vaccination in the year 2021 and made many indigenous vaccines for vaccination and gave it to the world, is being appreciated on the world stage today. Along with this, Kovid vaccination is being described as the biggest achievement of the year 2021. In this regard, the National President of the Indian Medical Association, Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh has given detailed information.
Dr. Sahajanand says that vaccination is going on in all the countries of the world to avoid corona. The vaccination campaign running in a country with a large population like India is in the headlines all over the world. The commitment with which India started the vaccination campaign and achieved success one after the other with the participation of the people, has been discussed in many global forums outside the country. Recently, an international report has also been released regarding India’s Kovid vaccination campaign. Both the reports, titled ‘COVID19 India’s Vaccine Development Story’ and ‘India’s COVID19 Vaccine Administration Journey’, describe India’s contribution to the success of its COVID19 vaccine development and vaccination efforts.
The report gives detailed information on how indigenous vaccines were manufactured. for vaccine production Budget Aspects such as approval, protocols etc. that ensure safe vaccination, etc. have been included in the report. All the important aspects, information and experiences related to the vaccination program have also been added in the report, which can be used as an experience for epidemic management and public health related topics in future. Apart from this, the report also reflects efforts towards training and skilling health workers to manage Adverse Events During Immunization (AEFI). India has highlighted digital scheduling of immunization sessions and certification post-vaccination through the COVIN digital platform as a world class best practice in India for immunization that other countries can learn from India.
The quality of vaccination sessions, real-time monitoring and response to cold storage infrastructure and logistics through control rooms set up at national and sub-national levels for smooth management of the vaccination process are also studied in this report. Reaffirming India’s success in science, Dr. Michael Green, CEO, Social Progress Imperative, lauded India’s response on all fronts and said that vaccines are the most effective measures against the pandemic to contain the spread of the pandemic. and patients can recover. Although the unprecedented disaster caused by the pandemic spread globally affected normal life and resulted in the loss of many lives, yet the pandemic has awakened man’s determination and will power to combat it.
India is being praised abroad
Dr. Prasad says that while highlighting the important role played by technology during the pandemic, Dr. Mark Esposito of Harvard University said that India, despite its diversity, did not only do better to deal with the national crisis, but also people in the future. – Has prepared a blueprint for the world to use technology in a new way for health related crisis. Referring to India’s unique initiative, he said that e-governance mobile app was launched for real-time tracking and control of corona infection. The results of which were quite positive. Successful efforts were made by the Government of India for epidemic control through indigenous manufacturing of PPE kits as per the global standards of WHO and locally manufacturing of testing swabs. Adoption of mobile apps like Kovin and Arogya Setu created an environment to use new technology in the country.
Apart from this, Dr. Qutub Mahmood, Scientific Director of Path’s Department of Immunology and Microbiology in Washington DC, US, has praised India for achieving the goal of vaccination. In December 2021, he tweeted that if Indian vaccines are used globally, it will be a significant achievement of India’s vaccination program. He also said that corona is a unique virus and the rate of mutation is very high, so I hope that as we move forward this year, maybe we will come out of this epidemic very soon.
Apart from this, the World Bank has also praised India’s efforts, saying that in such a short time, it has been remarkable to bring Kovid-19 closer to the target of the vaccination campaign. World Bank economists Aarushi Bhatnagar and Owen Smith have written in their blog that the access of the vaccine to the end of the country will act as an important key in the control of Kovid. He said that due to the efforts of frontline workers and with the help of new technologies, the vaccination campaign got momentum and there has been an impressive effect in the prevention of the virus in India.