Kohima, January 15 (NEx): Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Amardeep Singh Bhatia flagged-off the Covid-19 Vaccines on January 14th, 2021 at Directorate of Health & Family welfare, Kohima.
He highlighted that 26,500 dosage of vaccine has been received and will be dispatched to 9 sites on the inauguration day on January 16th by the Chief Minister while other two districts have been dispatched today. The 26,500 dosage are for around 12000 beneficiaries for the 1st Phase which will be covering Health Care workers in Health Care facility.
He stated that, lots of preparations have gone into covid vaccination programmes at the sites and has been selected very carefully as per the guidelines given by the Government of India. Also, a team consisting of five officers have been trained for the vaccination and either ENM or DNM will be given the injection which is inter-muscular.
Bhatia informed that the beneficiaries list are already uploaded in COVID software which is developed by GoI and beneficiaries will be selected as session planning in each of the districts and will be closely monitored and ensured that security is deployed in each of the sites so that there is little wastage of vaccine during the dispatch.
Two vaccines- CoviShield and CoVaxin has been approved and today CoVaxin vaccine has been received, which is a product of collaboration between Oxford Astrazeneca and serum institute of India, he added.
(With inputs from DIPR)