Odisha Health Secy Tells Officials To Pull Up Socks In Low Covid Vaccination Areas
Bhubaneswar: Express dissatisfaction with the vaccination figures of some district, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Mohapatra asked the Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to ensure 100 per cent success of the free immunisation drive by the government.
As per the district-wise vaccination figures given by the Health Secretary Deogarh had registered the lowest of 42 per cent. The success rate in other districts is as follows: Khurda-61%; Jajpur 62%, Jagatsinghpur 66%; Nayagarh 67%; Bhubaneswar Urban 76%; Cuttack 76%; Sambalpur 77 % and Keonjhar 78%.
He asked the collectors to take steps to ensure 100% vaccination of all HCWs by the deadline of February 10.
In a clear message to those health care workers missing COVID-19 vaccination, Mohapatra said those who do not turn up for vaccination when called on the designated date will forgo the opportunity to get free vaccination from the government.