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Administration chalks out distribution plan of covid-19 vaccine,frontline workers to receive the first dose of shot

ASHOK KAURA | December 01, 2020 05:00 PM

JALANDHAR: To ensure an effective roadmap for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and all frontline health workers of the district receive first shot of the vaccine when it is available, the district administration has started making a comprehensive strategy for distribution of the vaccine.
Presiding over a meeting of the task force set up to prepare the plan and oversee the operations, with health officers and IMA officer bearers, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Vishesh Sarangal, who is also in-charge of tertiary hospitals of level-III, said as per directions of the government, the first dose of the vaccine would be administered to the all frontline health workers including doctors, nursing and lab staff, ward attendant and all Anganwari workers along with helpers.
He said that the health department has strength of 3906 health care workers in all government health institutions and Anganwari centres.
Sarangal said that as per records, Jalandhar has 156 private health institutions in the city's jurisdiction and these hospitals have a large workforce besides, the city has a huge number of private clinics/nursing homes.
He urged all the hospitals/ private clinics/nursing homes to submit the data of health staff employed in their institutes by today evening (December 2).
He also directed the health department to lay special focus on the required infrastructure for the storage of vaccines in Jalandhar.
ADC further asked all Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) to ensure the data of healthcare manpower in private hospitals/nursing homes/ clinics falling in their areas, must reach on Wednesday evening.

He solicited the wholehearted support of IMA and other associations so that entire data would be sent to the state government timely.
Calling the doctors/nursing and lab staff/ ward attendants/ other health workers ‘Soldiers without Uniform’, Additional Deputy Commissioner said that administration will leave no stone unturned to ensure topmost priority to the immunization of frontline workers who are fighting the pandemic for the last eight months.
Prominent among present included Civil Surgeon Dr. Gurinder Kaur Chawla, District Immunization Officer Dr. Seema, DMC Dr. Jyoti Sharma, and others.

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