Odisha to prepare database of healthcare workers for COVID vaccination

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has geared up for preparation of database of healthcare workers who will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health & Family Welfare Department) Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has written to Indian Medical Association (Odisha State Branch), AYUSH Association, Nursing Association, Paramedic Workers’ Association, and Private Hospital Owners’ Association in this regard.

“It is anticipated that COVID 19 vaccine may soon be available and Govt. of India has communicated for preparedness for introduction of new vaccine and creation of a database of Healthcare Workers (HCW) in both Govt. & Private health settings,” the official mentioned in the letter.

Mohapatra asked the associations to contact the Collectors/Municipal Commissioners/CDM & PHOs/ADPHO (FW) of their respective districts for enrolling all Healthcare Workers in the database by October 29.

In a separate letter, Mohapatra asked the Women and Child Development Department for preparation of database of Anganwadi workers, helpers, supervisors and Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) by October 25.

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