COVID vaccine meetings in Wokha, Dimapur

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/13/2021 10:41:44 AM IST

District level for COVID-19 vaccine meetings were held in Wokha and Dimapur on January 13 respectively.

Wokha: District Task Force (DTF) meeting for COVID-19 vaccine was convened at deputy commissioner’s conference hall on January 13, chaired by DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha. 

A press release by CMO office stated that, DC called upon the members to be prepared for the COVID-19 vaccine launch in the district along with the rest of the country on January 16. All the magistrates and Block Task Force (BTF) would be actively involved during the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, he added. 

DIO (RCH/UIP), Dr. Khelito Zhimomi stated that the district has identified 12 session sites for 1533 health workers in the district. Dr. Khelito also requested the DTF for logistic support during vaccination and the Social Welfare department to appoint staff as vaccination officer at session sites as well as mobilize the anganwadis for vaccination. She informed the members on the dateline for uploading frontline workers data in the Co-win application as January 25 for the next phase. 

Wokha SP, mtitoshi informed that around 522 police personnel will provide security at session sites and assured full support from the Police department. Tiyi hall was selected as session site for UPHC Wokha town beneficiaries and the launching programme to be held at District Hospital Wokha on January 16. Meeting was attended by Wokha CMO, Dy. CMO, medical staff and officials from line departments.

Dimapur: District level training for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out started in Dimapur district from January 12 for private hospitals and on January 13 for CDPOs, supervisors, Home Guards and AWWs at CMO’s conference hall and chapel hall, DHD.

A press release by DPO, UIP/RCH, Dr. Rebecca stated that, Dr. Sheila Longkumer, consultant WHO, presented the COVID-19 vaccination objectives and the implementation process. She highlighted the criteria for selecting a session site, and roles and responsibilities of the vaccination team. She also informed the trainees on the bio-medical waste management followed by the department in all the health units as well as in any vaccination sites which would also be followed in all COVID-19 vaccination sites. She further ensured that only AD syringe (auto disabled) a one-time use only syringe, would be used for COVID-19 vaccination as used in any other routine immunization.

Project officer, UNDP, Rajesh K. Monsang also oriented the trainees on the cold-chain management and CoWIN application and highlighted the logistics involved to ensure vaccine to be used during the vaccination drive was safe and potent. He stated that COVID-19 vaccine will be handled by the already existing cold chain points in the district. There are 10 cold chain points in the district which are monitored in real time to ensure the safety and potency of vaccines is maintained. Only those beneficiaries registered in CoWin portal would be eligible for vaccination.

Dr. Rebecca also emphasized on the management and mobilization of the beneficiaries at the vaccination sites. Dy. CMO, Dr. Antoly Suu also expressed gratitude towards the allied departments for constantly lending their support and co-operation in all the health activities of the district. 

She further urged them to continue their support during the upcoming vaccination drive. All health workers under chief medical officer Dimapur have been trained and ready to carry out the vaccination drive.

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