Jamshedpur: To ensure the successful implementation of the Covid -19 vaccination drive, SDM Dhalbhum, Sandeep Kumar Meena inspected various vaccine centers in the urban area on Thursday.
He took stock of the vaccination drive being carried out in Carmel Bal Vihar School Sonari, Andhra Association English School Kadma, Kerala Public School Kadma, Community Center Namdabasti, Community Center Baridih and Gyan Deep High School Birsanagar Zone 6. Nodal cum District Supply Officer of Vaccination Cell, Rajiv Ranjan and probationary deputy collector Prashant Hembram were also present on the occasion.
During the inspection, SDM Dhalbhum, in order to maintain law and order in the vaccine centers, arranged separate queues for the elderly, differently-abled and lactating and pregnant women.
On the occasion, while interacting with the beneficiaries, he encouraged them and made them aware about the side effects that come after taking the vaccine and informed them that after 24 hours there might be fever, headache, dehydration and pain at the injection site. There is no need to panic, but in case of fever, take ORS solution in mercury cetamol and dehydration as needed. He told the beneficiaries that for the prevention of corona infection, the vaccine is being given under the complete supervision of doctors.
The senior in-charge of Vaccination Cell, said that the beneficiaries are being vaccinated by ensuring compliance of all safety standards and Covid -19 protocol at the vaccination site. Vaccination of beneficiaries is being done on a first come first serve basis at Walk in Center. This will not only keep us safe but our relatives and the whole society will be safe from this pandemic. He appealed to the residents of the district to take the vaccine of Covid -19 at their scheduled time, so that Covid -19 can be controlled in the district.
The daily positive case count in the city remained in single digit in the last 24 hours. The city reported four positive cases in the last 24 hours. Three cases were reported from Mango and one from Musabani. The new positives in Jamshedpur took the Coronavirus tally to 51749.
A senior doctor said that awareness generated by the second wave of the pandemic, along with the exemplary work done by the health department in negating the rumors being spread about the vaccines. The health official explained that those who had already taken the first dose of vaccine and they need to travel abroad for their studies or work before the fixed date of second dose, will benefit from this drive. The vaccination drive which will begin at 9 am and continue till 5 pm will offer both the first and second doses of Covishield. The health department has set a target of providing 1000 Covishield vaccine at this centre every day. An official said of the six-screen multiplex five were being used as waiting and vaccination area while the other one was utilised as observation area.