Collectors asked to vaccinate drop out beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: Following instruction from the Centre, Odisha Government has asked the district collectors to conduct vaccination of the beneficiaries, whose second dose was due since June 10, on priority basis.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Mohapatra has written a letter to all the district collectors, the Commissioners of Municipal Corporations and Chief Districts Medical & Public Health Officers in this regard.

As many as 1,92,549 beneficiaries in the State are waiting to get the second dose of the vaccine since June 10. Out of them, 64,465 are Health Care Workers, 34,893 Frontline Workers (FLWs) and 93,191 citizens.

The district collectors have been asked to immediately take steps to ensure second dose vaccination of all the above persons mobilizing ASHA, Anganwadi and health works. 

They have also been asked to regularly monitor the second dose coverage Covid Vaccination Centre-wise and Block-wise for timely vaccination of due beneficiaries. The ACS advised conducting on-site vaccination of the drop-out beneficiaries on a priority basis.