Ranchi, Dec 9: The Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has set a target to complete 100% vaccination of all people above 18 years of age in the state by January 20, 2022.
This target was given by Hemant Soren during the high-level meeting held on Thursday with the officials of the Health Department in the Jharkhand Ministry to review preparedness for the Covid new variant of concern Omicron.
On the occasion, the chief minister directed the officers to set up permanent vaccination centres in each of the panchayat headquarters in the State and to motivate the people to be cautious regarding the Covid-19 Omicron variant and according to the need, the vaccination team should go door-to-door in different villages located in the panchayat and do the work of applying the first and second doses of the missing people on a priority basis.
Discussing the people coming from abroad, the chief minister said that a proper screening system should be maintained at airports, railway stations, and bus stands and if any positive traveller is found the sample should be sent to Odisha to check the strain of the virus.
“The State will have 99 medical oxygen plants by combining the government and private institutions by January 25 for which the state needs 13 more plants,” the chief minister said.
Hemant Soren also asked health officials to prepare a better action plan by getting information about the vaccination model of those states where 100% vaccination work has been done.
Information about the updated status and preparedness of Corona in the state was kept before the Chief Minister through a presentation by the officials of the Health Department. It was told through the presentation that there are 129 positive patients in the state at present. So far in Jharkhand 70.45 percent of people have received the first dose of Covid vaccination and 35.58 per cent of people have got the second dose. 14863 oxygen beds, 3204 ICU beds, 1456 ventilators and 8738 normal beds have been kept ready for better treatment of patients in Covid hospitals of the state. For quality treatment of young children, 1147 ICU beds, 1799 oxygen supported beds, 234 ventilators and 375 medium ICU (HDU) beds have been prepared.
State Health Minister Banna Gupta, Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, Development Commissioner cum additional chief secretary of Health Department Arun Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rajiv Arun Ekka, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, Disaster Management Secretary Amitabh Kaushal, NRHM Managing Director Ramesh Gholap, JSLPS CEO Nancy Sahay and other officials were present.