Mangaluru: 'No need to panic about delayed second dose' - DC Dr Rajendra


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 3: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner (DC) Dr Rajendra K V, has advised the people not to become panicky about the delayed second dose. He said that the second dose of vaccination can be administered even after six to eight weeks.

The DC revealed that Covaxin supply is limited and the district does not have its stock now. He said that when the stock arrives, those who have to be vaccinated will be informed. "Even in respect of Covishield second dose, we will inform the people to visit the centre, based on the availability of the doses. The health department will give this information. For the first dose, there is no provision for on the spot registration. They have to compulsorily get registered on line and visit the centres based on appointments," he clarified.

With the number of corona infected persons on the rise in the district, more and more people are coming forward to get vaccinated. Because of shortage of vaccine, the district administration has made it compulsory for the people getting first dose to register themselves online in advance.

Those who had got the first vaccinations four to five weeks hack are returning after visiting the centres. On Sunday, when the officials at the Wenlock Hospital told the people that there was no stock for second doses, a few people took the staff to task before returning home in frustration.

A total of seven containment zones have been created in the district, two each in Dharmasthala Bantwal and Mangaluru, and one in Beltangady. Out of 20 inmates of an old age home at Hosabettu, Surathkal, eight have been infected. Those having serious problems have been admitted into hospital and the balance have been separated from the rest and asked to stay in the old age home.

In Dharmasthala, out of ten cluster houses, 17 positive cases have been reported. They have been put together and made into containment zone. Containment zones have also been created in Kadeshwalya in Bantwal (11 cases), Kukkila (10), Jeppinamogaru Mangaluru (7), Posavalike Dharmasthala (6) and Shishila (6 cases).

The health department said that the district is expecting to get more doses of the vaccines and the district currently has only 2,500 doses. The department stated that 508 people were vaccinated on Sunday.

About the need for Remdesivir and oxygen, the private hospitals have to register their demand in the KPME portal. Every day, with the SRF ID demand for medicine has to be submitted. Unregistered hospitals cannot place demand online and they cannot be supplied with the items. No demand received directly from organizations and institutions will be entertained. Supply will be made for demands made through the web links, the department added.

As a precautionary measure, to ensure that the covidd-19 patients to not face dearth of beds in the district, 50 percent of available beds in private hospitals and 75 percent beds in private medical college hospitals have been reserved for them. If there is any Covid-related problem, nodal officers of the following hospitals can be contacted. Ullal Sahara Hospital (Niranjan - technical assistant to DC, 9591225763), Tejaswini Hospital Kadri (Praveen, senior assistant director of horticulture (9449258204), the department added.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    What else you can say now? You have to pacify people with some excuse, that’s it.

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  • Ram Charan, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 03 2021

    @Monty Doctor certainly government or anybody would wish to ramp up the capacity so that the demand for vaccine could be met. Unfortunately there is something called IPR(Intellectual Property Rights) which comes in the way. In case of SI, IPR is held by Astra Zenaca. As far as Covax is concerned the vaccine is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration withdrawal ICMR, a government body. But the IPR with respect to Covax is shrouded in mistery and public is not aware as to who holds it. Unless the rights are given you cannot produce vaccine even if you know how to produce it because it will cause patent infringement. This is the main reason why others cannot manufacture unless the rights are transferred. At least we expected that government should have taken proactive steps for ramping up indian vaccine Covax seeing the population of India. But for the authorities this was not a priority.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    This is what Pfizer says: "Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will "likely" need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. He also said it's possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually"

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  • Ram Charan, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 03 2021

    @Santan please do a basic calculation. Production of vaccine is 7 crore plus 1 crore per month. Requirement of vaccine is 180 crore considering 2 doses for 90 crore eligible people( above 18+) . So how many months will it take to meet this requirement? This is the answer for your question why shortage?

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  • Robert, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Dear Brother Charan, Knowing your basic analysis, how come Govt of India was donating these precious vaccines to 106 countries... Shame on those who supported vaccine distribution outside India before taking of domestic common people

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    If govt. had given permission to more companies ( there are a large number who already manufacturer many other vaccines) and enhanced the capacity of SII and Bharat Biotech it would definitely be possible to vaccnate all those who are willing and those who are not seropositive (those who already have antibodies). Govt. definitely knows the population numbers of our country better than you and me. It is the lack of foresight, negligence and lack of wisdom that we are facing this unfortunate situation.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Incompetent leaders . What a shame, people are dying and statement like - No need to panic about delayed second dose.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    by the time the vaccine is made freely availale, majority of the affected people will have left this world. So please dont worry, they will not need the vaccine. We have lost all dignity in our talks. Adar Poonawala left for UK with his family because he could not raise his voice against some Ministers and influential people. In his statement he says, he had to leave India because he could not bear it. So Covishield is in the air ???

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    @Santan What you have written is 100% authentic.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Sleeping government meant only for Cows well fare and protection. Shani olthudede bathende marayere ?

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  • Ms Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    There is shortage of vaccines, oximeters and beds even in DK. No timely action is taken and you say don't panic. The worst part is no one is even bothered if lockdown rules are being followed . There are a few collges who have still called faculty to work. What action has been taken? This is just ridiculous. When majority of them who are dying are without any other underlying symptoms. Let good sense prevail for God sake.

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  • S. John, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    I agree. It's also better to name such colleges than say 'few' colleges so that others come to know about it.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Nalina shoba MLA still sleeping ...procure more doses ..ask yeddy feku daku...do some work....real kathra is now citizens of DK and udupi

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    y delaying 2nd dose. da chaiwaala can supply vaccines in plenty 2 pardesh, foreigners & v da indian citizen's r deprived of vaccines. y.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    If there is no first dose, why should we need to panic about second dose DC?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    The full supply of vaccines will be in August as mentioned earlier.No need to panic as either corona won't be there or we won't be there..

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 03 2021

    That means Monty sir, these people only made money by selling @250/350 etc Till august, duration from the first dose to second dose will be much wider....whereas its only 6 to 8 weeks another two weeks extra at the most. Secondly, i heard that after taking the two successful doses, vaccine will be effective only upto 9 months. Then its of no use...

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Mon, May 03 2021

    No need to be panic, those who took 2 dose effected by virus. Better maintain distance and isolation as much as possible. Vaccines dont kill virus

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  • Sandesh Kanchan, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    All these "mahaan aatmaas" are busy covering up the greatest sin of the "one who shall not be named". SII's Poonawala has said the vaccine shortage in India will continue till July because he had NO ORDERS. Whose responsibility was it to place the vaccine orders for Indians? Why doesn't the man, who other wise is everready to take credit for even the smallest thing, come forward and accept his mistake ? How many more will die because he himself became complacent and was happy to see "large crowds". The responsibility for this mess is his & his alone and the Supreme Court takes serious cognizance of this and punishes the man responsible.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Yes .Adar Poonawala- SII (Covisheild) has said this in an interview to Financial Times ,London .

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Whose responsibility was it to place the vaccine orders for Indians?.... BJP will say : "Nehru" ;)

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, May 03 2021

    No order for vaccine was placed because the Government was expecting SII to give vaccines for free.....!!!!!?????

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    SII can manufacture 7 crore vaccines per month and Indian Biotech can manufacture one crore per month. Then why shortage of vaccines ? Adar Poonawala, a born billionaire, son of SII institute's owner Cyrus Poonawala, according to reports went to London, because his life was threatened. Adar said he did not get orders for purchase of vaccines, hence, there is shortage. There was a fire in SII. Also, it is said Govt of India has not spent any money on the covaxin research, which it is said was funded by Bill and Milind Gates foundation. I am writing this as per reports, but do not know the authenticity.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Those who have to take the second dose will be informed. How are they going to inform? Through the Cowin portal or are they going to call each and every person ( which may not be possible.)

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  • Hilda Pinto, Mangalore/ Attavar

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Who is informing sir .. Why they have simply say some lies ..Yes its true that people need not panic for the second dose .But everybody is scared now .So its natural for them run piller to post for thier vaccination .Who is there to reassure them .guide them .

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    When there is a chance to make money..it is compulsory. When there is no stock Not to worry.. result of poor or no planning. These people are good for making and breaking rules.

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  • Roney, Mangalure

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Dear Sir, Speedup the both dose to all category. save all.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, May 03 2021

    'No need to panic about delayed second dose' - DC Dr Rajendra.......One day all have to die and no need to panic.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Charles, You said "One day all have to die and no need to panic." DC said, all will be informed. No one believes his promise. It gives the meaning that all will be informed by Yamaraj ?

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