There is continuous dip in the corona cases
Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that preparations for the dry to be held at 102 centres in all the 33 districts have been completed. He said that all the work related to training, distribution and storage has been completed.
Dr Sharma was giving information about the preparations through a video conference organised under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Singh on Thursday. In the video conference organised at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare(SIHFW), he said that the Central Government had directed to select three districts for dry to be held on January 2, but the State Government conducted the dry run at 18 centres in seven districts. He said all guidelines given by the Centre in regard to vaccine will be followed.
The Health Minister said that there is continuous dip in the corona cases in the State due to the alertness and vigilance of the State Government. He said that the recovery rate in the State has reached 96.6% and the fatality rate compared to other States is very low. He said that the vaccination work will be done in four phases. The preparations for the first phase are going on. He said physical verification of 3,000 centres has been done. As per guidelines, all preparations have been done such as waiting room, vaccination room and monitoring room.
Dr Sharma said that committees at the level of Chief Secretary have been formed. All kinds of training have been imparted. He said that the State has three state-level, seven divisional level and 34 district level vaccine stores and 2,444 cold chain points are functional at Community and Primary Health Centres. He said that data of 4,24,192 beneficiaries has been uploaded on COVIN software and 53,659 places and 18,634 vaccinators have been identified.
Prior to this, the Union Health Minister addressing all Chief Ministers, Health secretaries and the concerned senior officers of the department of the country said that each State has done excellent work in fighting corona. He said throughout the country there is a decline in corona infection and recovery rate is also increasing. He appealed to all the States for similar cooperation in the vaccination. He said that in the first phase the vaccine will be administered to one crore people associated with the health sector; around 2 crore frontline workers in the second phase; people above 50 years in the third phase and to persons of any age who are suffering from serious diseases in the fourth phase. He directed to complete all the preparations in this regard. He also directed to make preparations to administer polio doses on World Immunisation Day on January 17.
Heath Secretary Shri Siddharth Mahajan, National Health Mission Director Shri Naresh Kumar Thakral, Medical Education Commissioner Shivangi Swarnkar, RMSCL Director Shri Alok Ranjan, Public Health Director Dr KK Sharma, RCH Director Dr Lakshman Singh Ola, SIHFW Director Dr RP Doria and other officers were present on this occasion.