Covid vaccination for health workers in Odisha at 160 centres
Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 vaccination for health workers will be conducted at 160 vaccination station sites in Odisha, Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das said here on Sunday.
The Minister said the vaccination programme will begin across the country from January 16. But so far, there is no information on the quantity and the date of arrival of vaccines in Odisha. He hoped that information will be made available after a meeting between the Prime Minister and the chief ministers of different States scheduled to be held on Monday.
Odisha Government has already conducted dry run for the vaccination twice __ on January 2 and 8. Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi said vaccination will be conducted in all medical colleges and hospitals, district headquarters hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals, community health centres, primary health centres and in certain private hospitals.
Panigrahi said arrangement has been made to inoculate 100 health workers in each centre. He said the Government is ready with adequate stock of medical equipment and trained medical workers for the vaccination.