In India, Covid is a deadly virus that causes severe, often fatal, liver damage.
But as the disease spreads to other parts of the world, India’s government is making the first steps towards getting the virus under control, and making vaccines available to pregnant women in an attempt to reduce the risk of infection.
Indian Health Minister Ashok Ghosh, speaking to the BBC, said: “If we can reduce the number of infections, we can also reduce the incidence of complications.
We need to be prepared for the risk.”
In 2016, India became the first country in the world to offer a vaccine to pregnant workers.
It also became the only country in Europe to offer the vaccine for women under 30.
This year, Ghosh said that the government was working to create a universal, vaccine-free vaccine.
The plan will include a trial of the first dose to women in India, and the second and third doses to women over 30.
It will also include a double dose, so that women who have had a second dose are protected against the virus for a further three years.
This will be the first time that pregnant women can get the vaccine at home.
“If there’s no reason to get it, why not get it?”
Dr. Sudhakar Das, a specialist in pregnancy at the National Institute of Immunology and Immunobiology in the Indian city of Hyderabad, said he thought the vaccination could be the start of a trend.
“The more we can get pregnant women vaccinated, the better,” he said.
The vaccine will be given to pregnant Indian women on an “emergency basis”.
India’s new healthcare minister, Jitendra Singh, said the government would provide vaccines for women as soon as they are able to go to work.
“I am optimistic that the country will be able to bring the vaccine to all the pregnant women,” he told the BBC.
The Indian government has made vaccines available for pregnant workers for years, but now it is making them available to women on a universal basis, with a trial at the same time.
This is a new approach that is being hailed as a major step in reducing the pandemic, said Jasmin Jang, an expert on maternal and child health at the University of British Columbia.
“There are some concerns about the potential side effects of the vaccine, and we need to see if that’s something that can be controlled, but there’s an overall positive sentiment,” she said.
“India is definitely in a better place now than when the vaccine first came out, but it will be interesting to see how long this vaccine lasts.”