COVID-19 Vaccination: Health Dept Order On Session Site Identification; Know More Here

Bhubaneswar: After the announcement on kicking off the COVID-19 vaccination drive by this month-end, the Health and Family Welfare department on Monday ordered identification of session sites. A five-member team for each session site for COVID-19 vaccination of healthcare workers will also be formed.

In a letter to district collectors and commissioners of municipal corporations, Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra said as per operational guideline of COVID-19 vaccination it is essential to identify suitable session site with facilities for waiting room, vaccination room and observation room for vaccination of Health Care Workers (HCWs) in first phase.

The session site for HCWs shall be identified in health institutions i.e. PHC & above. In each block/urban unit, session sites must be identified with adequate facilities for waiting room, vaccination room and observation room. Preferably, one session site at CHC headquarter and other at PHC with ILR facility. Similarly, the session site at SDH/ DHH /medical colleges/big private hospital shall be identified, stated the letter.

The block/urban task force members shall conduct an assessment of each site well before and submit the same to the district after finalisation. The five-member team, including the vaccinator, must be identified for each session site and they should be oriented on their role and responsibilities. Also, one supervisor per three session sites shall be identified for effective monitoring. One trained Medical Officer shall also be entrusted at the session site for AEFI management, it added.

All logistic arrangements like sitting arrangement, immunisation logistics, Anaphylaxis kit/ AEFI kit, signage, toilet and handing washing, drinking water facility, etc. for conducting session shall be kept in readiness.

The physical inspection of all session sites must be conducted by block task force committee members and 20 per cent by the district Task Force Committee members.

After finalisation and approval of session sites by the blocks and urban task force, it should be submitted to district for final approval by the district  and city task force.

If any of the session site or vaccinator is not uploaded in the Co-WIN portal previously, the same must be created/uploaded in the portal immediately by DOM, DVLM & ICA. They shall work in a team under the guidance of ADPHO (FW) / ADUPHO for timely uploading, creating and scheduling the sessions & other activities as required.

The session allocation/scheduling process must be completed within 2 days after receiving the date of vaccination from the State.

The printed and soft copy of the session-cum-beneficiary list shall be shared with the concerned facility for printing of 3 copies after session scheduling.

24 X 7 Control room shall be functionalised at the district & block level for addressing different issues. Details of Control Room shall be shared with State urgently.

The officials have been directed to complete the session site selection and approval of the same by the District Task Force by January 8, 2021.

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