Srinagar: Demanding effective vaccination programme to contain COVID-19, Communist Party of India (M) Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday said the recent surge in positive cases across the country, including J&K is worrisome as even the figures of last year’s positive cases have been breached in recent days.
He called for building a fairer and healthier world, where everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health.
The Covid-19 pandemic has undercut recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social and health inequities, he said in a statement this afternoon.
He said there is a need to have an effective vaccination programme which requires a robust public health system. Unfortunately, there are insufficient numbers of skilled and practiced personnel to administer the vaccine in J&K.
Since these are sensitive vaccines, preparation and administration of the vaccine must be done by trained public health workers to ensure it is delivered optimally and to prevent side effects. There is also a need to have well-developed systems to monitor the impact of the vaccines and it requires long-term follow-up, former MLA said.