Odisha to receive 3,34,500 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine tomorrow: H&FW Dept

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will receive 3,34,500 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine on Tuesday which will cover all health care beneficiaries of the state, informed the State Health & Family Welfare Department today.

COVID-19 vaccination resumed today as day-2 after a one-day break on Sunday. All the districts were told to prepare their micro-plan for continuation of this vaccination programme from today onwards, so as to cover vaccination of the already listed health care worker beneficiaries. Accordingly, they have submitted their micro-plan.

It was planned to have 5 sessions in the medical colleges and big private hospitals, one to two session in the District Headquarter Hospital, SDH and CHCs from today onwards, so as to complete it by end of January 2021. All categories of staffs (HCWs) are planned to be included in all these sessions.

161 sessions were conducted on the launch date, i.e. 16.01.2021, in which 13,980 numbers of health care workers were vaccinated. Today, a total of 380 sessions were planned and vaccination is going on smoothly. Till 6 pm (today), 30,161 number of health care worker beneficiaries have been vaccinated, which turns out to be 95 % of the total listed beneficiaries for today.

In continuation to earlier communication, a video conference is scheduled to be held today with all districts regarding enlisting of the frontline workers (FLWs) under Revenue department and it was instructed to all districts to complete the registration process by 25th January 2021.

One minor AEFI cases have been reported today. The beneficiary is well now, further informed the H&FW Dept.

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