COVID-19 Vaccination: Odisha Govt Embarks On Preparedness Drive

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has embarked on a preparedness drive for COVID-19 vaccination. Nearly 8267 vaccinators & 29,276 session sites were identified to carry out vaccination. 

According to the state Health and Family Welfare department, as many as 3.2 lakh Health Care Workers including 1.4 lakh ICDS functionaries (AWWs, Helpers, Supervisors & CDPOs) have been enrolled from 3898 Health facilities (Govt: 2245 & Private: 1653).

The database of HWCs has been uploaded by districts in Co-WIN Portal. The assessment of cold chain points has been completed and space has been identified for the storage of Covid-19 vaccine.

There is a total of 1222 Cold chain points in the state for safe storage of coronavirus vaccine.

One State Vaccine store, 9 Regional vaccine stores, and 32 district vaccine store (including Bhubaneswar & Rourkela) and 1180 cold chain points in PPC / CHC / Block PHC / PHC / Sub-Centers.

The State Steering Committee, State Task Force Committee, District Task Force Committee and Block Task Force Committee have been constituted and notified by the Department. Regular meeting at different levels are being conducted to review the preparedness.

State and Districts AEFI Committees have been notified and SCBMCH, Cuttack has been notified as State Technical Collaborating Center for AEFI management.

The State level ToT was conducted for District level programme officers on Covid-19 Operational guideline and all districts have started the training of block programme officers.