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.