Even as the Union Health Ministry is working hard to contain and block the spread of coronavirus across the country, the vaccination centres will remain open during Ramzan.
Ramazan, a month-long religious practice among Muslims that ends with their Holy festival Eid, begins on Tuesday.
As per the Govt data, to reach its initial target of vaccinating 250 million people by July 31, the country will need to vaccinate 3.5 million people per day.
Now, the opposition parties including the Congress and AAP led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal want vaccination to take all age groups to save the life of people. In response, the government of India is struggling to increase production/procurement of vaccines-Indian, Russian and the US.
In the past week, India has administered an average of 1.8 million vaccine shots per day(These data dates back to the past six days ).
Meanwhile, the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, has been recommended for “ emergency use” authorisation in India, as the country faces a massive surge in cases in its second wave and amid reports of vaccine shortages from a number of states.
Till now, India has two approved vaccines against coronavirus and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield.