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Madhya Pradesh ready for Covid-19 vax jab at 302 health centres on January 16; 1,149 vaccination points set up

11:33 PM Jan 11, 2021 | Staff Reporter

BHOPAL: State is ready to launch Covid vaccination at 302 health centres on January 16. All preparations have been done for the same. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about preparations during a video-conferencing.

Entire preparations from cold chain management to logistics have been put in place to ensure administration of vaccine at 1,149 vaccination points, comprising district hospital, community health centres, civil hospital, primary health centre and selected private hospitals in the state.

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Chouhan said, “Four state-level stores have been set up at Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. A well-planned transportation route up to district level has been readied to ensure delivery of vaccine within 24 hours. Around 4.16 lakh health care workers will be given shots in the first round of the first phase of vaccination. Later, frontline workers would be given the jab.”

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“A state-level monitoring and command centre has been set up. It has been strengthened up to block level. Webcasting facility would be available at JP Hospital and MGM Medical College in Indore on January 16,” he said.

Five spots have been indentified for setting up of three walk–in coolers and five walk–in freezers. Platforms and power supply too have been ensured for it.

Actual Covid-19 vaccination would take place on four days a week --Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Regular health immunization and vaccination outreach programme would be held on remaining two days of the week that is Tuesday and Friday.

National Immunization Day (NID) for polio scheduled for January 17 has been postponed till further notice in Madhya Pradesh too, confirmed health department officials. The decision was taken following Union health ministry letter to all state health secretaries informing that polio NID round, slated for January 17 would be delayed till further notice due to unforeseen activities.

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