Meetings and trainings on COVID-19 vaccine held in various districts

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/15/2021 11:51:33 AM IST

Meetings and trainings on COVID-19 vaccine were held across districts in the state in order to sensitise the staff, cover various aspects of the vaccine, including logistics, adverse events after vaccination, Co-WIN software demonstration, etc.

Wokha: Department of Health and Family Welfare, Wokha organised COVID-19 vaccination training for home guards and staff of Social Welfare Department at CMO conference hall on January 15. According to DIPR report, the resource persons were DIO (RCH/UIP), Dr. Khelito Zhimomi and VCCM Chundemo. Participants were trained on their role as vaccinators at session sites and how to manage beneficiaries.

Chundemo shared on how to use the Co-WIN app and informed participants on the process involved during registration. The participants were also handed out IEC materials on COVID-19 vaccine and informed that all frontline workers would be vaccinated in the next phase. Meanwhile, training for vaccinators of all health units were conducted at CMO conference hall on January 14 by WHO consultant, Dr. Sheila Longkumer, project officer UNDP Imli and Chundemo VCCM.

Longleng: Longleng District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held under the chairmanship of DC, M Shayung Phom at DC’s conference hall on January 15. The chairman reviewed the last meeting minutes followed by work distribution for Republic Day celebration and apprised members for launching programme of COVID-19 vaccination at district hospital, Longleng. DC appealed to the members to extend full cooperation and support to the medical department and create mass awareness on safety of the vaccine and to refrain from rumours spreading on social media. DPO (RCH/UIP) Longleng, Dr. S Imnameren Phom gave a power point on launching of vaccination at district hospital, setting up and conducting vaccination sessions. Dr. Meren also informed that normal health care service facilities would continue as usual in the hospital during the vaccination period and SOPs would be strictly maintained. 

Tuensang: Tuensang District Task Force (TDTF) for COVID-19 held meeting on January 15 at DC conference hall, Tuensang on vaccine administration process. DC & Chairman DTF Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant chaired the meeting. There will be a total 14 session stations for Tuensang and the DC advised all TDF members to have a collective effort in all the vaccination processes. DIO (UIR& RCH), Dr. Thungchanpeni highlighted the details on session plan preparations and vaccinators’ officials and its work plans. Tuensang district has received 1650 dose for 743 beneficiaries out of total 1740 registered for the first phase she said. 

Kohima: Department of Home Guard Civil Defence and Disaster Response force Kohima conducted a three-day sensitisation and awareness training on COVID-19 for NGOs, NCO & home guards from January 13 to 15 at SDRF Camp AG colony Kohima with MO, Dr. Ruyangulie Papino as resource person. During training, the resource person stressed on symptoms of COVID-19 safety measures, precautions and guidelines. Practical training was also given on the use of PPE handling and handling of unclaimed dead bodies due to COVID-19 and operational guidelines of COVID-19 injection. 

Phek: Office of chief medical officer (CMO), Phek, conducted training for vaccinator on COVID-19 roll-out on January 13 at CMO, conference hall, Phek. A press release by CMO Phek stated that the main aim of training was to impart hands-on training to health care workers for implementation of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. District immunization officer Phek, Dr. Kolhitso Khalo highlighted activities to be carried out during the drive. Resource person, consultant, WHO (NTEP), Dr. Collins, presented PPT on different activities to be carried out during conduct of session while videos on logistics management, setting and conducting of session sites, administering of vaccine etc. were also shown and practical session on use of Co-WIN application was demonstrated by vaccine and cold chain manager, Phek, Zuvutho. A session on communication and mobilisation approaches was also presented by district media officer, NHM, Phek.

Mon: Mon DPDB meeting was held on January 15 at DC conference hall wherein DC Mon, Thavaseelan K gave a brief description on Phase-I of vaccination on COVID-19 which will commence from January 16. The meeting was chaired by chairman DPDB Mon and MLA Thongwang.

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