Sanitation employees to get first Covid shot in Telangana

Sanitation employees to get first Covid shot in Telangana

Hyderabad: It will not be a medical professional or a nurse who will get the very first Covid-19 jab in the state. It will be a sanitation worker at Gandhi Medical facility, the Covid-19 care centre of quality in the city, when the vaccination drive starts on the morning of January 16.

At each of the 139 vaccination centres, designated as session centres, in the state, it will be the safai karmacharis who will get the very first dose of the vaccine.

According to health department officials, on the first day of the vaccination drive, each centre will inoculate 30 individuals with their very first dosage. The variety of individuals receiving the vaccine will increase with every day. It is anticipated that the second day will see 50 persons getting their first vaccine dose, followed by 100 on day 3 and so on.

Presently, the strategy is to hold the Covid-19 vaccination drive for 4 days a week with the other three days committed to the normal vaccination programmes.

Officials said that as on Wednesday, 3.3 lakh health care employees had actually registered their names to receive the vaccines. This sector of staff members, both in government and private healthcare facilities, will be the very first to get the vaccines, followed by staff in other frontline departments such as the police, and then those older than 50 years and those younger than 50 however with comorbidities.

With the security of the vaccines– both Covishield from Serum Institute of India and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech– yet to be completely understood though both were approved by the Drugs Controller General of India as being safe, the state health department has actually established different Covid-19 Vaccine ICU beds to handle any odd adverse response.

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