To get 26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 1st phase
Dimapur, January 12: Principal Secretary for State Health & Family Welfare, Amardeep Singh Bhatia today said all preparations are on track for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination in Nagaland scheduled from January 16.
Chairing the second meeting of the State Task Force (STF) on COVID-19 vaccine at the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima on Tuesday, Bhatia informed that the vaccination in Nagaland will be in phase wise and in this regard urged all the concerned departments to actively participate in the vaccination drive and also to disseminate clear instructions in all the districts.
He said that for the vaccination of prioritized beneficiaries in the initial first phase of COVID-19 vaccination (including health care workers of the State Government, Central Government and Armed Forces), 26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being supplied by the M/s Serum Institute of India to Nagaland.
The meeting deliberated on the roll out of the vaccine in the first phase and the role of all stakeholders in the state-wide campaign in this regard.
The meeting also discussed COVID-19 vaccination State preparedness districts wise and also the specific roles of all departments’, faith based organization and also the role of directorate of information and public relations for appropriate awareness and IEC activities.
Dr Ritu Thurr, SIO presented a power pointed on operational guidelines for COVID -19 vaccination. (Page News Service)