COVID-19 Vaccination In Odisha: Cover All Health Workers In 3 Days, Govt Orders


Bhubaneswar: The state government on Thursday directed the district, municipal and health authorities to ensure that all the registered Health workers are administered COVID-19 vaccination in next 3 days.

In a letter to district collectors, municipal commissioners and chief district medical officers, the government stated that due to the concerted efforts, the state has been able to administer first dose of vaccination to 88% of Health Care Workers (HCWs) and is ranked 3rd at national level.

However, the upgraded CoWIN dash board is reflecting that some registered persons from 14 district have not been called even once for vaccination.

Expressing concern over the matter, the letter said as the window for completing HCW mop up will soon be closed by the Health Ministry, the authorities must review the situation with the district health team and ensure that all registered HCWs not called even once are contacted and scheduled for vaccination within 3 days.

Following is the list of the number of registered HCWs not called for vaccination:

1. Bhubaneswar: 4721 (15%)
2. Sundergarh: 2545 (13%)
3. Nuapada: 318 (5%)
4. Sambalpur: 716 (5%)
5. Mayurbhanj: 980( 5%)
6. Bargarh: 380 (4%)
7. Balasore: 466 ( 3%)
8. Angul: 265 ( 3%)
9. Bhadrak: 179 (2%)
10. Jajpur: 205 (2%)
11. Deogarh: 42 (2%)
12. Nayagarh: 67 ( 1%)
13. Dhenkanal: 39
14. Boudh: 10


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