Kohima, January 12 (NEx): The State Task Force (STF) held its second meeting on COVID-19 vaccine, under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Singh Bhatia, at the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima today, January 12th, 2021.
The chairman STF in his opening remark stated that the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination is scheduled from January 16th, 2021 for which all preparations are on track. He informed that the vaccination in Nagaland will be in phase wise and in this regard he urged all the concerned departments to actively participate in the vaccination drive and also to disseminate clear instructions in all the districts.
He also said that for vaccination of prioritized beneficiaries in the initial first phase of COVID-19 vaccination (including health care workers of the state govt, central govt and armed forces) 26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being supplied by the M/s Serum Institute of India to Nagaland.
The meeting deliberated on the roll out of the vaccine in the first phase and the role of all stakeholders in the state-wide campaign in this regard and also discussed COVID-19 vaccination state preparedness district wise and the specific roles of all departments, faith based organizations and the role of directorate of information and public relations for appropriate awareness and IEC activities.
Dr. Ritu Thurr SIO gave a power point presentation on Operational guidelines for COVID -19 vaccination.
(News source: DIPR)