Omicron threat: Cabinet sub-committee asks district collectors to complete 100% vaccination by Dec

The cabinet sub-committee has directed district collectors to inoculate all eligible people by December.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Dec 2021 3:03 AM GMT
Omicron threat: Cabinet sub-committee asks district collectors to complete 100% vaccination by Dec

Hyderabad: The cabinet sub-committee has directed district collectors to inoculate all eligible people by December.

The sub-committee, set up by the state government to combat the Omicron threat, directed the collectors to ensure effective coordination with Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administration, Education, and other departments to achieve 100 percent vaccination coverage.

Headed by Health Minister T Harish Rao, the sub-committee comprises IT Minister KT Rama Rao, and Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy.

The panel discussed the steps to combat Omicron described as a 'variant of concern' by the WHO.

"Vaccination, masks, and adhering to SOPs are the only options available with us to prevent the resurgence of Covid infections. A micro-level action plan must be prepared to achieve 100 percent vaccination by December," Harish Rao told collectors.

He asked collectors to prepare action plan at different levels covering habitations, wards, sub­centers, municipalities, and mandals for achieving the 100 percent vaccination target.

KT Rama Rao said it was time to reactivate the 24X7 command control center to provide proper information to the public about Omicron and Delta variants.

"There is a need to implement vaccine administration drive on mission mode. Clearly defined roles, targets, and objectives are needed. In case of a surge of infections, people in districts must be given proper information on the availability of beds through the control center. Local authorities must keenly follow fake news in social media platforms," he said.

Sabitha Indra Reddy advised the district collectors to utilize the premises of government educational institutions in districts for achieving a 100 percent vaccination coverage.


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