Essay on India & The Largest Vaccination Drive
“ You can’t change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” This statement shows the optimistic approach to deal with a problem. It focuses on finding a solution to a problem instead of pointing fingers on others. Indian Government has done the same by starting the world’s largest vaccination program on 16th January 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic has infected millions of people all over the world. In addition to that, lots of people have lost their lives too. Vaccines are available at present and have the ability to save people’s lives.
- According to a report, the only way to get rid of this deadly pandemic is the vaccination.
- That’s why each and every person of the world needs to be vaccinated so that we can eradicate this virus from earth. For this, the government has started the vaccination program in India in phases.
- The first phase started from 16th January 2021 in which the front line workers and health professionals were vaccinated. In the second phase senior citizens and the people of 45 to 60 years of age get the vaccine.
- And finally, in the third phase the people above 18 years of age got vaccinated. Recently our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the vaccine for the age group of 15 to 18 years from 3rd January 2022 and booster dose for front line workers from 10th January.
- As per the recent data, more than 90% people have got their 1st dose and more than 60% people have taken their 2nd dose as well. It is apparent how India has been continued to become a world leader in vaccination drive.
But there are some challenges too like poor internet connectivity create panic in issuing certificate and Cowin-App which is being used for registration sometimes does not work properly. Big leaders and influential people should come forward to aware people about the importance of vaccination. There should be a collaboration of Central and State governments with local communities and health care workers in order to defeat this virus as it is rightly said “every journey begins with a single step”
Essay on Covid 19 vaccine in english
The Government of India has approved the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Astra-Zeneca and Bharat Biotech named Covishield and Covaxin respectively. Seeing this our PM Modi has launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16th January, 2021 which can save millions of lives every year. This is the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire country. During the launch of this drive a total of 3006 sites in all States and UTs have been virtually connected.
- Although India don’t need to vaccinate its entire population, it just have to vaccinate at least 30 to 40% of the people.
- It is estimated that a minimum of 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be required for full immunization.
- The vaccine has introduced in phrased manner. In first phrase, the vaccine is provided to healthcare workers like doctors, nurses and other medical staff both in government and private sectors.
- Because they treat and are in close contact with those who are infected with Covid-19. Then it will be provided to police, armed forces, municipal workers and other departmental staffs.
- In third phase, people above 50 years of age and those patient who have diabetes, hypertension and organ transplant will get the vaccine. After that, the vaccine will be given to healthy adults, teenagers and children.
The central government is incurring the cost for vaccinating the core healthcare and frontier workers. For further vaccination process, the government has also developed an application named CoWIN, which will help provide real time information of vaccine stocks, storage and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine. The Vaccination for Covid-19 is voluntary in India. It is a safe and effective way of protecting people against this disease. Vaccines reduce risks of getting diseases by working with our body’s immune system.
COVID- 19 : Changing Social Norms in India :
The world is facing the biggest crisis in the form of coronavirus pandemic. Almost every country has been affected by the COVID-19. Over 115 million people had been affected by COVID-19 and about 2.54 million people had died worldwide. And indirectly billions of people have been suffering from the impact of this pandemic. As vaccines are being available now but still, the emphasis is on taking extensive precautions such as regularly washing of hands, social distancing and wearing of masks.
- India has successfully controlled the transmission of COVID-19 by its well coordinated efforts.
- India’s progress in pharmaceuticals and mass public awareness with the help of digital systems indeed helped in controlling the spread of this disease.
- There are still many ways by which the COVID-19 can affect our economy, of which the disruption of supply chains is the major challenge.
- Job loss is on the rise along with the slowdown in manufacturing and services activities in India.
- Millions of agricultural workers, regularly facing high levels of uncertainty, poverty, malnutrition and poor health, and suffer from a lack of safety and labour protection.
- With low and irregular incomes and lack of social support, many of them are forced to continue working, often in unsafe conditions.
- Further, when experiencing income losses, they may resort to negative coping strategies, such as distress sale of assets, taking loans or child labour. The lockdown has also impacted migrant workers in many ways.
- Several of whom lost their jobs due to shutting of industries and were outside their native places wanting to get back.
- Since then, the government has announced relief measures for them, and made arrangements like running special trains and buses to help them to return to their native places.
- At the same time, many countries undertake new reforms to strengthen the digital economy and e-commerce not only to manage the Covid-19 pandemic but also to facilitate trade & commence.
COVID-19 crisis also opens the doors of opportunities in India as we witness better healthcare both in management and facilities. New social norms have been introduced like social distancing, wearing masks, maintaining hygiene for protecting us against the Covid-19. People who are ill with Covid-19 need doses of new vaccine, which save their lives and speed up recovery. Healthcare professional should be appreciated as instead of a lot of difficulties they do their best to maintain the quality of healthcare services.