Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Jan 11: The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine was received by
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to start vaccination programme from Saturday.
Official sources said the government has decided to give first dose of vaccine to health care workers.
For efficient vaccination programme, health Department has already fixed all modalities to roll it out.
However, the vaccines could not reach Kashmir today.
State Immunisation Officer, Dr Qazi Haroon said they were expecting 2.5 lakh vaccines today but due to some issues, vaccines didn’t reach but will be available by tomorrow.
“Vaccines will reach by air in cold storage chains,” he said.
The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha will kick start Covid vaccination drive from Government Medical College, Jammu on January 16.
2700 people across J&K will receive vaccination on Day one at 27 designated sites which will be subsequently raised to over 1000.
The J&K government has so far registered 1.07 lakh health workers for vaccination in the first phase.
Officials have designated 1100 vaccination sites across J&K where COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.
Government Medical College, Jammu and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar have been identified as two major vaccination sites while almost all other major health institutions including Medical Colleges, District and Sub District Hospitals are likely to be used for giving vaccine to the people over a period of time, officials added. (Additional inputs from KNS, KNO)