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Covid-19 vaccination: Odisha prepares database of health, Anganwadi workers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has started the process for the preparation of a database of healthcare workers and Anganwadi workers for Covid-19 vaccination.

The vaccine expected to be available soon.

The state government has geared up for preparation of database of doctors, nurses, health workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs, helpers, supervisors and CDPOs in the state following direction from the Centre for COVID-19 vaccination.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) 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.

Mohapatra has also written a letter to the Women and Child Development Department for preparation of database of Anganwadi workers, helpers, supervisors and CDPOs by October 25.

“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,” said Mohapatra in a 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.