Delhi govt begins vaccination training for healthcare workers

New Delhi: The training of health care workers for the Covid-19 vaccination drive has begun in the national capital, Delhi.

Around 3,500 health workers have been identified in Delhi to carry out the vaccination process. As per the Delhi government, 1.8 lakh to 2.25 lakh health care workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of the drive, for which 609 cold chain points have been identified in all the top hospitals and Mohalla clinics.

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) has selected 3 doctors as ‘vaccinating officers’. They will train more vaccinating officers, who will then pass it on to other district-level healthcare workers in the national capital.

It may be noted that a team of 6 vaccinating officers will be looking at the entire exercise at every cold chain point. The cold chain point will need at least 3 rooms.

A first-level officer will verify a person, a second-level officer will see documents, a third-level officer will see crowd management and a fourth-level officer will track adverse event for at least half an hour.

Two vaccinating officers will directly inoculate the person. An overall in-charge will also be monitoring the overall programme.

Of the 3,500 vaccinating officers, 1,800 will be direct workers in teams of 4. As mentioned above, 600 healthcare workers will be supervisors at the cold chain points, 600 medical staff will be from the private sector, 200 medical staff at cold chain points within Cantonment zones (army and railway colonies, (PSUs) and 300 medical staff from various dispensaries.