ECoR Health Care Staffs Administered COVID-19 Vaccine

Bhubaneswar: As apart of World’s Largest Vaccination Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, all the Railway Health Workers including Doctors, Paramedical Staff and other Medical Staffs will be vaccinated with COVAXIN vaccine at Railway Hospital in Bhubaneswar. This vaccination is manufactured by the Bharat Biotech International Limited Hyderabad.

A total of 234 Health Workers in East Coast Railway Central Hospital at Mancheswar will be vaccinated. Till the last report came in, total 100 have already been vaccinated. This is a 2-dose vaccine, which will be administered within a gap of 28 days.  Each dose is of 0.5 ml. Acutely unwell and intensive care unit patients and pregnant and lactating women will not be administered with the vaccination now.

Similarly, 130 Health Workers at Khurda Road Divisional Railway Hospital will be vaccinated. For Khurda Road, the vaccination is from Serum Institute of India Pune, by name, COVISHIELD.

East Coast Railway General Manager Shri Vidya Bhushan had instructed Railway Medical authorities to take enough precautions and care for administering these vaccines as directed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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