All states and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to be launched by Prime Minister Modi on January 16.
The DCGI gave the approval for restricted emergency use following the recommendations by a COVID-19 Subject Expert Committee of the CDSCO.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme will begin with an estimated one crore healthcare workers, two crore frontline workers and 27 crore prioritise age groups.
Viz, 67, was administered a trial dose of COVID-19 vaccine of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on November 20. The health minister was the first in the state who volunteered in the third trial of Covaxin.