Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials to make all preparations statewide for the Covid vaccination from January 16. He said arrangements should be made to treat people who may develop side effects after the vaccination.
The CM reviewed the vaccination programme in the ministers and Collectors conference. Later the CM participated in the video conference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The CM made suggestions on the vaccination programme.
“The government of India has identified Serum Institute’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin as the effective vaccines. We have decided to administer these vaccines in the Telangana States. Initially, ASHA workers, Anganwadi staff, Medical and health employees will be given the vaccine, later, front warriors during the Corona pandemic the police, security personnel, sanitary workers and other front line workers. Later, the vaccine would be administered to those above 50 years and people with comorbidities.
Gram Sarpanches and Panchayat Secretaries should take the responsibility to get the people on priority basis to the vaccination centres. Police Station House Officers and Sub Inspectors should take the responsibility of getting the vaccine for the police and other security personnel,” the CM said.
“The government has already made the necessary arrangements to give the vaccine in all the PHCs in the State. Arrangements are made to administer Covid Vaccine at 1213 Centres all over the state. 866 Cold Chain points are created to transport the vaccine. Volunteers are ready at all the stages. A committee under the Chief Secretary will monitor the vaccination programme. Task Force Committee is formed from District to mandal level. Ministers, MLAs, MPs, MLCs, ZPTCs and MPP should take part. A doctor and a room will be made available for those who may suffer side effects after the vaccination at the vaccination centre. An Ambulance will also be kept as stand by. A Statewide Call centre will also be put in place. Follow strictly the Covid protocols while administering the vaccine,” the CM said.