NEW DELHI (AP) – In hopes of taming the rapidly growing COVID-19 infection, India launched vaccination to all adults on Saturday, launching a massive vaccination effort. That, of course, would be taxed by federal restrictions, the country’s vaccine plant and The patience of 1.4 billion people
The world’s largest vaccine maker is also running short of critical supplies, a result of lagging production and a shortage of raw materials that have delayed their launch in many states.
And even in places with stock footage, the country’s broad economic inequality has made access to vaccines inconsistent.
The country’s ambitious efforts were also partially overshadowed on Saturday by a fire in western India’s COVID-19 wards that killed 18 and 12 COVID-19 patients at a local hospital. New Delhi after hospital oxygen shortage reached 80 minutes.
Experts say only a fraction of the Indian population can afford medical care at the cost of private hospitals, meaning states face immunization among 600 million young Indians. Over 45 years, while the federal government provides a picture of 300 million top medical and staff workers and people over 45.
So far, the government vaccine is free and private hospitals have been allowed to sell images for 250 rupees, or about US $ 3.
The practice will change: Prices for state governments and private hospitals will be set by vaccine companies.Some states may not be able to provide free vaccines because they pay twice the federal government for the same vaccinations and prices. That private hospitals may be higher
As state governments and private players compete for the picture in the same market and states pay less for this amount, vaccine makers can reap more profits by selling them to the private sector. Said health policy.
The costs are then passed on to the recipient, adding to the inequality.
In a positive development, the country on Saturday received the first batch of Sputnik V vaccines, which were imported from Russia.
Moscow has signed an agreement with an Indian pharmaceutical company to distribute 125 million doses of the drug.
India thinks the worst is over as cases subside in September.
But mass rallies, such as political and religious events, have been allowed to continue, and the easing of such risky attitudes has resulted in a massive humanitarian crisis, according to health experts.
Part of the new coronavirus has led to the outbreak.
The country’s vaccine shortage has implications globally, as in addition to its own vaccination efforts, India has promised overseas delivery of the vaccine as part of the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Sharing Program, which is based on With supply
Indian vaccine manufacturers produce approximately 70 million doses of the vaccine each month out of two approved vaccinations: the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India and the other by Bharat Biotech.
The government is buying half the vaccine to give it to states.
The remaining half can be purchased by public and private hospitals to be given to anyone over the age of 18, but at a company-specified price.
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