Precious Kashmir News
Jammu, Dec 31: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, Thursday chaired an officers meeting to review preparedness for Covid -19 vaccination expected to be launched after January 15, 2021 besides taking stock of implementation of AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.
He also had detailed deliberation on functioning of Jan Aushadhi and Amrit stores, vital healthcare issues besides discussing handling of UK returnees.
A Power point Presentation was presented highlighting the broad contours of the plan and preparations being put in place for Covid vaccination in the Union Territory. The PPP focussed on several important issues regarding the subject which inter alia included key assumptions during COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination booths, vaccination rooms, observation rooms, inter sectoral convergence within departments, public and private health facilities mapped in CoWIN and related matters.
It was informed in the meeting that as part of phased introduction of Covid vaccination the first round would be covering the healthcare Workers, frontline workers and high risk population including those above 50 years of age and less than 50 years with associated co-morbid conditions. It was also informed that further phases may be planned based on vaccine availability and epidemiology besides high risk group will further be categorized as 50-60 years, 60-65 and above 65 years.
Dulloo while exhorting all the stakeholders to put in their best for making this vaccination programme a grand success, said that the goal of the department is to protect public health, minimize societal and economic impact by reducing Covid-19 mortality. He asked the officers for inclusion of Anganwari workers and employees of Revenue department in the first round of the vaccination in view of the nature of their services.
While taking stock of preparations regarding the vaccination, he was informed that the session site planning has been envisaged keeping in view the socio-economic, demographic and climatic considerations of the UT. Besides, great care is being taken to minimize chances of any adverse impact following the immunization.
Regarding the handling of UK returnees, Dulloo asked the officers to speed up the process of tracing out these travellers with the support from concerned district administrations.
He asked for keeping these returnees in the government quarantine centers after they are identified.
During the meeting, a toll free number 14555 was also given for registration of any complaint or related issues regarding the AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme.