Dimapur, January 14: DC Dimapur , Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS today said all necessary logistics and infrastructure are in place for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination in Dimapur and different plans will be made for different phases.
Addressing a meeting of the District Task Force (DTF) for Covid-19 vaccine today in the DC’s conference hall, Soundararajan informed that the DTF for COVID-19 vaccine Dimapur was the first in the state to plan and successfully carry out dry-run of the vaccination on January 2. The details of the beneficiaries have been already uploaded in the CO-Win portal and on January 16, the first phase of vaccination will be launched at District Hospital Dimapur along with the rest of the country.
The vaccination drive will be carried out in a phase-wise manner with priority to health workers, frontline workers and those above 50 years of age.
Dr Rebecca, DPO, UIP/RCH presented an overview of disease and COVID-19 vaccine. She highlighted the criteria for identification of vaccination sites and appropriate ways to set up the rooms at the sites. She also informed the members on the roles and responsibilities of the vaccination team members.
She further informed that in the district, there will be a total of 21 vaccination sites and 54 sessions. A total of 4894 beneficiaries will be vaccinated in five days during the first phase. She also informed the members on the different levels of monitoring and supervisions to be carried out during the vaccination drive and also on the roles and responsibilities of the Supervisors and Monitors.
Rajesh K. Monsang, Project Officer, UNDP oriented the members on vaccines and cold chain management. He stated that the entire COVID-19 vaccination drive will be digitized using the CO-Win App. He further informed that only those beneficiaries registered in the CO-Win portal will be eligible for vaccination. An SMS alert will be sent to the beneficiaries providing the details of the vaccination site, date, time, etc.
The DC Dimapur in his closing remarks urged the concerned officials to check internet connectivity and preparedness of the vaccination site before the vaccination drive. He expressed appreciations towards all stakeholders for their continued support and cooperation and further urged all stakeholders to take collective responsibilities during the vaccination drive and also be prepared for manpower requisitions during the subsequent phases of vaccination.
(Page News Service)