Telangana makes arrangement for vaccination starting Jan 16

Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Rural Water Supply, on Friday, said that the state government has made all arrangements to launch the state-wide COVID-19 vaccination programme on 16 January.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 Jan 2021 10:32 AM GMT
Telangana makes arrangement for vaccination starting Jan 16

Hyderabad: Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Rural Water Supply, on Friday, said that the state government has made all arrangements to launch the state-wide COVID-19 vaccination programme on 16 January. He said that the programme will be launched at 139 government hospitals across the state on the first day. In the second phase, the vaccine - Covishield - will be available in private hospitals as well, he said.

He said that the first batch of 5,527 COVID-19 shell vaccine kits have been distributed to 33 districts in the state.

As per data, 172 vials with 830 doses for Janagam district, 83 vials with 560 doses for Mulugu district, and 50 vials with 500 doses to Bhupalpally district have been distributed, the minister said. The programme will be held at 21 government hospitals in the joint Warangal district from 16 January, he said.

Detailing the procedure, the minister said that people visiting the vaccination centre will be checked for fever and only then would be admitted. He said that the vaccine will not be given if COVID-19 symptoms are noted. The minister said that after receiving the first dose, the beneficiary will receive a message on his/her mobile phone details about the second dose. They would also receive a certificate that the vaccine has been administered to them. The minister said ICU beds are being set up in hospitals across the state to provide immediate treatment to anyone who develops health problems due to the vaccine.

The minister said the government has decided to use sophisticated syringes to administer the vaccine. The minister said that a state-level call centre will be set up to provide hints and advice about any side effects that might arise from the COVID-19 vaccine.

He appealed to the public representatives, doctors, paramedical staff, officials and employees to make the programme a success and stop the spread of virus once and for all.


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