Hyderabad: Telangana government has set up 1213 centers and 866 cold chain points for Covid vaccine rollout in the state.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials to make all preparations for vaccination rollout from January 16.

"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 have been created to transport the vaccine. Volunteers are ready at all the stages. A committee under the Chief Secretary will monitor the vaccination programme," said KCR.

He said arrangements should be made to treat people who may develop side effects after the vaccination. The CM was reviewing the vaccination programme at the ministers and Collectors conference. Later the CM participated in the video conference held by PM Narendra Modi.

"The government of India has identified the Serum Institute's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin as effective vaccines. We have decided to administer these vaccines in Telangana State. 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," he said.

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 a priority basis to the vaccination centers. Police Station House Officers and Sub Inspectors should take the responsibility of getting the vaccine for the police and other security personnel

KCR noted that Task Force Committee has been 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 center. An Ambulance will also be kept on standby. The statewide Call center will also be put in place. Follow strictly the Covid protocols while administering the vaccine," he said.

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