State

DCs hold meetings with DTF

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/4/2021 1:06:10 PM IST

Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Mon and Dimapur convened meetings with district task force (DTF) for COVID-19 vaccine on March 3, 2021.

Mon: Mon DTF for administration of COVID-19 vaccination held the meeting at DC’s conference room. The meeting was chaired by DC, Mon, Thavaseelan K.

According to DIPR report, in a presentation, Dr. Mheche Mero highlighted that a total of 62 sessions was conducted in Mon. A total of 1429 healthcare workers registered out of which 755 healthcare workers had been administered the first dose and 406 administered with the second dose. 4064 frontline workers were registered out of which 1577 were administered with the first dose.

The meeting deliberated on getting the number of vaccinated HCWs and FLWs higher and also discussed ways to make the block task forces more efficient and proactive.

Members of the board also acknowledged executive secretary KBBB and President Konyak Union for being the first two persons to take the vaccine in the 3rd phase and stressed on the role played by such faith-based leader and community leaders to reach out to the general public.

District immunisation officer, Dr. Shasinle Tep stated that presently there were four Covid vaccination centres operating in the district: district hospital Mon Aboi CHC, Tobu CHC and Tizit PHC operating four days in a week.

Dr. Tep highlighted the meeting with the gradual process of increasing such vaccination centres in the district depending on the number of registration and turn out.

For better coverage of the 3rd phase in rural areas, the service of NSRLM will be utilised.

Workers under NSRLM will be trained by the medical team for sensitisation about the vaccine and collection of data. In urban areas, there will be ward wise sensitisation drives by district administration in collaboration with the medical team.

Dimapur: Meeting of the District Task Force (DTF) for COVID-19 vaccine was held at DC’s conference hall. The meeting was chaired by DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan. 

A press release by DPMU stated that during the meeting, DC highlighted the members on the implementations of the first and second phases of Covid vaccination drive in the district.

He was also pleased to inform that there was no case of severe adverse effect of the vaccine yet, some mild side effects were reported which were normal and expected after any kind of vaccination.

DPO, UIP/RCH, Dr. Rebecca presented an update of the first and second phases of Covid vaccination drive in the district and the state.

She informed that during the third phase of vaccination, the eligible beneficiaries were: all citizens above 60 years of age and citizens between the ages of 45-59 years with co-morbidities; subjected to certification by registered medical practitioner.

She further highlighted the criteria for a health facility to be designated as Covid Vaccination Centers (CVC) during the third phase of vaccination drive. 

In government CVCs, vaccination was free of cost, however in private CVCs, Rs.250 would be charged for vaccination. 

She informed members on the new updates of COWIN 2.0 app, which now support beneficiary’s registration on the spot.

Dr. Rebecca also reported that in Dimapur, a total of 9705 beneficiaries were vaccinated till date and was ongoing for all eligible beneficiaries.

Dr. Rebecca reminded allied departments on the upcoming deworming day for children between 1 to 19 years from March 22 to March 28, 2021.

In his closing remarks, DC Rajesh Soundararajan stated that number of new covid positive cases was increasing in other parts of the country while there were no new cases of covid infection in the state during the last few days.

He cautioned that unless the number of vaccination was increased to achieve herd immunity, the chain of covid infection could not be broken and there would be no end to the pandemic. He therefore urged outpost officers and other members of DTF to organise Covid vaccine sensitisation programmes in their respective blocks and communities/organisations. 

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