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According to the directions of the Government of India and as part of the Preparatory phase, the District Task force meeting was held at DRDA Conference Hall, Tura on January 13 to be briefed about introducing Covid Vaccination drive which will be rolled out from January 16 across the country.
Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills Ram Singh highlighted the importance of Covid Vaccination drive and informed that the vaccine will be given to the health care and frontline workers in the first and second phase respectively and on priority basis to those above 50 years of age and under 50 years with co-morbidities in the third and fourth phase of vaccination at the identified session sites.
Meanwhile, the DMCHO, Tura Dr Ivonne M Sangma presented an overview of the Covid vaccine and other preparatory measures and guidelines needed to be followed as provided by the Government of India.
“The progress of registration of beneficiaries should be monitored and timely completion of trainings including setting up of vaccination sites with three separate rooms for waiting, vaccination and observation room.”, said Sangma.
She also informed about the requirements of vaccination room adding that AD syringes will be in use and said that hand sanitisers, mask and social distancing need to be followed during the time of vaccination and observation after vaccination is mandatory.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)