CS evaluations inoculation drive, orders to gather offline knowledge of left-out beneficiaries; frontline workers to be coated by March first week
CHANDIGARH: The state authorities on Monday prolonged the time restrict for the healthcare workers to get their first shot of Covid vaccine from February 12 to 19. However, these failing to get coated till then could not get free vaccination and can be vaccinated below the drive to inoculate the overall inhabitants after the completion of ongoing Phase 1 and a couple of.
Besides, the vaccination of frontline workers within the ongoing second section can be accomplished by the primary week of March.
This was determined on the third assembly of the State Steering (*19*) for Covid vaccination, chaired by the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, right here this night.
“It was determined that the primary dose of vaccine, which was to be supplied to healthcare workers solely as much as February 12, would now be given as much as February 19. However, those that fail to go for vaccination by then, can be vaccinated with the overall inhabitants and will not get free vaccination on precedence,” stated an official spokesperson.
Reviewing the progress of the inoculation drive within the state, the Chief Secretary directed the Health division to watch and assessment the put up vaccination hostile response, if any, to the vaccinated beneficiaries.
Ms Mahajan additional instructed the division to gather offline knowledge of healthcare and frontline workers, who haven’t but been registered and had been prepared to get vaccinated, and maintain it prepared for registration. The state authorities would request the Centre to permit importing such knowledge and vaccinate the individuals coated below the precedence teams.
She requested the division officers to minimise the wastage of the vaccine and strictly monitor the use. She additionally directed to instantly accumulate the information of frontline workers working on the state headquarters to cowl them below the continuing drive.
Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Hussan Lal, assured the Chief Secretary of immediate motion by the division on the strategies and instructions given by her.
He knowledgeable that 2.05 lakh healthcare and 1.68 lakh frontline workers have been registered for vaccination within the state to date. All healthcare workers have been provided the chance to obtain their first dose of vaccination. He additionally assured that vaccination of frontline workers can be accomplished by the primary week of March.
The senior officers of the Health division, administrative secretaries of assorted departments — Social Security Women and Child Development, Rural Development and Panchayats, Local Government, Housing and Urban Development, Revenue, Home, Sports and Youth Services, School Education, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities, Information and Public Relations, Labour and Employment, WHO and Senior Project Officer, UNDP, Punjab — had been current within the digital assembly.