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Sanitary workers to be given first doses: Suraj Kumar

Jamshedpur, Jan 15: East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar on Friday inspected the preparations for first phase of Covid-19 vaccination scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 16. DC visited MGM College and Tata Main Hospital (TMH) and inquired about the arrangements made for smooth vaccination drive. He was informed about the training of health workers in keeping vaccine safe, vaccination and observation arrangements, ice conditioning and documentation of the process.

Jamshedpur’s MGM hospital has been equipped with webcasting facilities for the authorities.

DC informed that in the first phase, the vaccines will be administered to health workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedic staff, lab assistants, ministerial staff, ANM and Aasha workers. The vaccine will be administered in two shots of 0.5 ml of dosage per injection. The second dosage will be given in 28 days or after three weeks.

“We have made all the necessary arrangements. The vaccination work will start on Saturday, soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Covid-19 vaccination nationwide. We have installed a facility at the MGM Medical College for watching the Prime Minister’s vaccination launching function,” said DC, adding, “preparations are in place and training has been provided to personnel selected for vaccinate persons while persons who will be administer vaccine in the first phase have also been selected and data base of health workers have been prepared.”

DC further informed that in the second phase front line workers will be vaccinated and data base is being prepared and in the third phase will move forward with the drive as we get orders from the government. He went on to say that the first dose will be administered to sanitation worker. On the other hand three rooms have been set up at vaccination centre a waiting area, vaccination room and observation room.    

“In all 100 health workers, mostly doctors will be vaccinated at the medical college and an equal number of health workers will be administered the vaccines at the Tata Main Hospital on Saturday,” said Civil Surgeon RN Jha.

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