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PM Modi to launch pan-India rollout of Covid-19 vaccination drive on 16 Jan

Narendra Modi will roll out the massive countrywide covid-19 vaccination drive on 16th January, union health ministry said on Thursday.

Calling it the “world’s largest immunisation exercise", India is gearing up for the program as almost all its states are grappling with the covid-19 cases and casualties with Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka facing the highest number of fresh covid-19 cases.“The prime minister will launch the program for which the details are being worked out.

Around 3 lakh persons will receive the vaccine on the first day of the immunisation drive," said Dr V K Paul, Member (health) NITI Aayog, government’s policy think tank.

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