Odisha: Health Workers’ Family To Receive COVID Vaccination Soon

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has asked the Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDM & PHOs to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination of the family members of healthcare workers.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Pradipta Mohapatra, in a letter to district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela on Wednesday asked them facilitate vaccination of family members of health workers.

“I am to say that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Healthcare Providers have been fighting relentlessly to provide quality services to the community for saving valuable lives of people in our State. The vaccination of Healthcare Workers started on priority from 16th January, 2021 and in our State more than 95% of Healthcare Workers have been vaccinated till date,”  wrote Mohapatra in the letter.

“It is pertinent to mention here that the family members of these healthcare providers are equally at risk for COVID-19 infection because of the nature of work of healthcare providers,” he added.

Therefore, he requested the authorities to facilitate COVID-19 vaccination of the family members of healthcare providers at health facilities in their district or Corporation at suitable COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs).

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