While the focus of the Center is on ensuring the availability of vaccines for the fourth phase of vaccination starting from the 21st of this month, it is also an attempt to remove the hesitation about the vaccine in far-flung areas. For this, the central government will intensify the awareness campaign in collaboration with the states. The participation of the self-help group 'Roshni' of the Union Ministry of Minority Welfare will be further increased, while about 2.5 crore groups run by the National Rural Livelihoods Mission will also be linked to the awareness campaign. Religious leaders can also be involved in this campaign.
In urban areas, a large number of people are taking the vaccine. But in rural areas, people are still hesitant about the vaccine. The central government wants that the weak link should not be left anywhere in the fourth phase of the vaccination programme. From June 21, the free vaccines will be provided to all with the help of the Center, which is to be implemented by the states. One problem is that in many states, there has been a huge amount of wastage of vaccines. To prevent this, it is also necessary that more and more people in these areas should be given vaccine doses. Therefore, instead of relying on the states for awareness, the agencies of the center themselves will also be involved in this.
About three lakh groups of 'Roshni', a self-help group run by the Ministry of Minorities, have joined this campaign. It is said that they are finding it difficult to spread awareness. Therefore, Muslim religious leaders will also be associated with this campaign. The Ministry of Rural Development has also directed the group associated with the Aajeevika Mission to now engage in the work of eradicating vaccine hiccups. To overcome the shortage of doctors and nurses, the central government can also field doctors and nurses of the army.