Vaccination training, meeting held in Tsg, longleng

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/5/2021 1:25:24 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccination meeting and training was held in Tuensang and Longleng to ensure maximum vaccination of targeted population and to discuss the challenges and processes. 

Tuensang: District Task Force (TDTF) for COVID-19 vaccination held a meeting at DC’s conference hall on March 4, 2021. Deputy commissioner (DC) & chairman DTF, Kumar Ramnikant chaired the meeting.

According to DIPR report, the meeting discussed on the updates on first phase vaccination for health care workers, second phase vaccination for front line workers and third phase for 60+ senior citizens and 45 to 59 of age with co-morbidities. 

DIO Tuensang, Thungchabeni disseminated on the overall scenario of the vaccination processes and the challenges on making it a successful completion.

She also highlighted on the introduction of COVID 2.0 App and urged beneficiaries who had taken the first dose of Covaccine to take the second dose.

RRT WHO, Dr. Christina Nzani Humstoe updated on her visits to vaccination sites and sessions. 

Meanwhile, DC stressed on the importance of awareness campaign for the vaccination and the proactive role of churches, youths and NGOs.

He also called for translations of awareness messages to local dialects and requested the church to assist in dissemination of messages.

Longleng: 2nd phase of district and block level training of trainers (TOT) on operational planning for age appropriation COVID-19 vaccination was held at CMO conference hall on March 5, 2021.

A press release by the chief medical office stated that while delivering the keynote address, chief medical officer (CMO) advised all to mobilise the 60 years and above and those over 45 years to 59 years with co-morbidities in their respective health units and blocks. 

Citing that healthcare workers were the forerunners during the pandemic, CMO encouraged those who have not been vaccinated yet to come forward and avail the vaccine. 

During a PowerPoint presentation, DPO (RCH/UIP), Dr Imnameren Phom gave a brief background on Covid vaccination, key achievements, next phase Cowin 2.0,  eligible beneficiaries, criteria for over 45-59 beneficiaries, covid vaccination centres, covid vaccination centre session capacity,  vaccination slots online registration and  appointment booking. 

Meanwhile, district media officer, Roseline spoke on communication strategy, key principles of vaccination, gaps observed in implementation, steps taken to reduce hesitancy and improve coverage, etc., during the programme. 

Vaccine cold chain manager (UNDP), Limunya Rume also spoke on Cowin portal, Cowin app, online registration, user guide citizen registration, vaccinator app on the spot registration, and vaccinator app. 

The training was attended by DTO (NTEP), Dr. Temsusashi, medical officers from the blocks, DPM, DCM, BPMs, CHOs, ASHA co-ordinator, DEOs and staff of CMO office.

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