First phase of Covid-19 vaccination: 52,381 healthcare workers to receive shots in DK

Daijiworld Media Network -Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Jan 15: Deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra KV on Friday, January 15 informed that Dakshina Kannada district received 24,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

Addressing a press meet at his office here the DC said, “On January 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s vaccination drive against the coronavirus through video conferencing at 10.30 am. For the district, minister Kota Srinivas Poojary will inaugurate the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Wenlock Hospital at 11.30 am. On January 16, vaccination will be administered to 100 beneficiaries by the health workers at Wenlock Hospital, Urban Health Centre in Suratkal and taluk hospitals in Bantwal, Puttur, Beltangady and Sullia.

In the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination administration drive, as many as 52,381 health care workers and frontline workers including nurses, medical and para medical staff, group D workers will receive vaccination shots. Already, 10212 beneficiaries in 89 government sectors and 42,169 beneficiaries in 818 private sectors registered under the CoWIN app. The administration also identified 89 government and 17 private institutions to carry out the administration drive, the DC said.

DC further stated that on Saturday, vaccination will be administered to 100 beneficiaries and each vaccination session will cater to a maximum of 100 beneficiaries. The vaccination camp will start from 9 am to 5 pm. The vaccination will be given to beneficiaries who have registered on the CoWIN app.

“After administering the vaccination to beneficiaries, they will be kept under observation for 30 minutes. The district administration has made all the arrangements in case anyone experiences adverse effects of the vaccine. The vaccination will be administered only after conducting a free health check up,” he added.

In the second phase, staff of revenue department, police and urban local bodies and senior citizens above 50 will receive vaccination shots. In the third phase vaccination will be administered to the general public, the DC informed.

DC Rajendra also said that he would initiate measures to sensitise the public to follow the Covid-19 guidelines which includes wearing masks and maintaining social distance by holding social awareness campaigns, organising skits and using jingles to convey the message.

He also said that choultry owners will be held directly responsible, if social gatherings are held without adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.


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  • Sheikh, Alkhobar

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    In most of the countries first vaccine has been given given to their president or prime Minister to ensure the citizen there is no side effect in vaccine India should be follow same path

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    My the Almighty take care of our Healthcare Workers ...

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  • John, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Hope no Vaccine side effects and injuries here but there are already following few cases worldwide which Big Pharma / media ignores or censor them and over the time how many more nobody knows or God only knows.

    "January 14, 2021 – Compilation of recent stories and videos covering Covid vaccine injuries, side effects and DEATHS – MaryRefugeOfSouls

    Refer following Link for the original Source (over 20 videos):"


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  • JayaPrakash Shetty, Mangalore / UK

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Dear John, even paracetamol has side effects. There is nothing in health care which is risk free. It boils down to balancing risks and benefits. Benefits far outweigh the risks. I work as a doctor in UK and had the vaccine 10 days ago. All my colleagues have had it. One of the vaccine we use in UK is the same which is being produced by SII in India. I request people to not spread unconfirmed fake news about the vaccine.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 16 2021

    Are there two sets of medical professionals in the world? One set who follows Big Pharma, their media advertisements, also set their mindset and advice their people accordingly as per their guidance ? (In US few may have lost their license speaking against this communist chinese virus or vaccine)

    Other set gives dire warning not take the vaccines, such as, following set of around world doctors including UK (Please refer link) who are being censored by Big Pharma, Big Tech, media for their genuine health concerns of people with these vaccines and using alternative media to convey the truth ?


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  • Jeevan, Jokattey

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Is it free or need pay 4 it?????

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    It's free. Central govt bought for taking 200/dose as SII is a private group

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Its ₹ 200/- per workers free.

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