Bhubaneswar: The District Collectors in Odisha were asked today to be prepared for Covid vaccination drives in their respective districts. During a meeting of the State Steering Committee at Lok Seba Bhavan here, Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, PK Mohapatra directed the Collectors to be ready with a plan of action to create awareness on Covid vaccination and make arrangement for the vaccination drive.
Mohapatra also asked the Collectors to undertake block visits if required to supervise the arrangements. He stressed on thorough training programmes for health workers to be engaged in the vaccination.
National Health Mission Director Shalini Pandit highlighted the need to prepare guidelines to identify health workers, frontline workers and persons above 50 years of age for vaccination.