Stickers Should Be Given To Notify Fully Vaccinated Status Of Families, Suggests Health Minister

New Delhi: If the government accepts the suggestion of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, there will be stickers outside houses of fully vaccinated families.

The minister made the suggestion during a meeting on Tuesday with non-government organisations, civil society outfits and development partners to take the ”Har Ghar Dastak” COVID vaccination campaign across the length and breadth of the country, according to a Union Health Ministry statement.

Mandaviya noted that ’Jan-Bhagidari’ (people’s participation) is essential for such a mammoth exercise like India’s vaccination programme. India stood tall in the COVID-19 crisis because of the initiative of non-government organisations and civil society organisations which supplemented the efforts of the government to ensure that nobody went to sleep on an empty stomach during the Covid lockdown,” he stated.

Giving the example of developed countries whose health system and healthcare delivery have been exhausted with multiple waves of COVID-19, the Union Health Minister stressed for the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination drive with 100 per cent administration of both the doses as an immediate necessity to end the pandemic in India, the statement stated.

We have to all ensure that everybody is vaccinated, he stated. The partners at the meeting were exhorted to work towards generating community awareness and transforming the vaccination exercise into a ’Jan Andolan’ (public movement). The importance of the second dose in protecting from serious illness and hospitalisation was flagged as an essential component of communication, the ministry said in the statement.

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