Komic, the country’s highest village –at a height of 15,050 feet – has been 100% inoculated
Bengaluru: In a heart-warming piece of news, Komic, the country’s highest village – perched at a height of 15,050 feet – has been 100% inoculated, reports Times of India.
It adds that after those people in the age group of 60+ and 45+ received both the doses of vaccination, those in the age group of 18+ have received their first jab.
Presently, it is only children who are yet to receive the first jab. The government is yet to announce vaccination for kids.
As per 2011 census, the website adds that the population is 130 people.
It is to be noted that Komic is the highest village in Langza panchayat of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul & Spiti district.
It is interesting to note that Spiti valley remains snow-bound for 6 months a year, when the temperature dips below minus 20 degrees Celsius.
India to vaccinate 1 crore people on a daily basis:
The government hopes to inoculate its people in the order of 1 crore per day, starting mid-July or August.
The vaccine supplies are expected to improve with Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India ramping up production and the supply of Sputnik V to improve as well.
“It is a matter of around two months. Once supplies improve, the number of vaccinations per day will go up remarkably. We have to do it and planning is going on,” Times of India quoted a senior government official as saying.
By July, 20 crore doses of vaccines are likely to be supplied. They include 10 crore of Covishield, 7.5 crore of Covaxin and 2.5 crore doses of Sputnik V.
Additionally, if Pfizer and Moderna enter the market by the same time, the supplies will improve further.
The government’s focus has now shifted to rural areas. It is now focusing on adding more covid vaccination sites. The website adds that 1 lakh child immunisation centres are being readied for immunisation in remote areas.
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Last Updated Jun 1, 2021, 2:48 PM IST