6 Lakh Frontline Workers Next to Get Covid-19 Vaccinated in Delhi
Updated On Feb 01, 2021
Delhi is all set to commence the Covid-19 vaccination drive for frontline workers that is expected to start from the first week of February. Preparations based on districts have begun after the Centre asked states for the mass inoculation drive for frontline workers.
It must be noted that the frontline workers in line to receive the coronavirus vaccination include government school teachers, police personnel, MCD employees, ASHA and ANM workers, as well as others who have been on Covid duty since March 2020. According to a list by the State Health Department, around 6 lakh frontline workers are expected to be vaccinated.
An East district senior official informed that the drive will start on Monday or Tuesday. There will be 6 session sites, which will be increased to 11 to allow addition of more beneficiaries. The target is to vaccinate 100 beneficiaries a day at each site. The vaccination for frontline workers will start soon after the number of session sites is increased.
“The Centre has received the data of frontline workers. The final list of workers for novel coronavirus vaccination is awaited. Our district has 13 session sites and we ensure an increase to 26 this week,” stated a senior South district official.
Delhi has already vaccinated 56,733 healthcare workers since January 16. The first phase will be incolauting around 2.25 lakh healthcare workers.
As per a senior doctor from Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, a few beneficiaries were asked to come again. He added, “In case the vaccination process for frontline workers starts immediately, managing the drive will become tough for us. Previously, we were informed that it will start from Monday, but now it will start by the end of this week.”
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