The Samikhsya Bureau
Bhubaneswar: After getting NITI Ayog pats for best approaches in containment, mitigation and management of Covid-19 in the State, Odisha is now a step ahead in preparations for Covid vaccination in all parameters of national guideline.
This was revealed from a national level review meeting held on Monday in which Cabinet Secretary Government of India Rajiv Gauba reviewed preparedness for Covid vaccination.
Sharing the level of preparedness, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that Odisha stands prepared for Covid vaccination with prioritized list and well-designed multi-sectoral response system at different levels.
In his presentation, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Pardeepta Kumar Mohapatra apprised that the State Steering Committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary and the State Task Force Committee constituted under him have already met to finalize the strategies of immunization.
The meetings of District Task Force Committees have already been conducted under the chairmanship of respective Collectors while the Block level committees have also been constituted with the BDOs as chairpersons, he elaborated.
The State administration is in coordination with NGOs, NCC wings and civil society bodies for ensuring multispectral response, stated Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena.
Special Secretary and Mission Director NHM, Shalini Pandit stated that the data base of the first priority group comprising health care workers from both the government and private health facilities and frontline workers under integrated child development scheme have been prepared and uploaded in the national Co-Win web portal. Nearly 3.2 lakh such health and frontline workers have been placed in the list, she added.
Around 8300 vaccinators have been enlisted and 30,000 vaccination sites have been identified for administering the vaccination, the meeting revealed.