TRAI Chief RS Sharma is now going to lead implementation of COVID-19 vaccine across India as he was appointed as the chairperson of an empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine.
This has come at a time when the mega vaccination implementation drive has started in the country.
Notably, Sharma was included as a member of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19 that was formed in August 2020. The National Expert Group is headed by Niti Aayog member, VK Paul.
“Sharma was the first person to officially initiate a discussion on vaccination delivery in the government in the summer of 2020 when Covid-19 cases peaked. He had made a presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi then”, reports Business Standard.
Sharma opined that use of Aadhaar in vaccine delivery process can be effective in ensure it’s success.He had also put forth measures to ensure a seamless inoculation process.
No wonder why ten member team was constituted to be headed by Sharma. Top health ministry and UIDAI officials are part of the empowered committee.