The Dehradun district administration has arranged enough cold chain space to store over 4,000 litres of Covid-19 vaccine and if the situation demands, it can be provided to other districts too as per the requirement. The Dehradun district magistrate Ashish Kumar Srivastava said this while addressing media persons at the collectorate on Monday. Stating that the administration has made all the arrangements to commence the first round of vaccination of about 21,546 healthcare workers from January 16 in the district, Srivastava said that 51 sites will be set up across the district in which 75 booths will operate and only 100 people will be vaccinated per day in each booth. According to him, there are over 14,000 healthcare workers in the private sector and about 7,352 health workers in the government sector and as per the planned arrangements, about 7,500 workers will be vaccinated per day.
He pointed out that the administration requires cold chain space to store about 100 litres of the vaccine but the arrangements have been made to store 4,074 litres. “We have made arrangements considering the time when vaccination will commence for the general public. If other districts require the cold space storages, we will provide them assistance too,” he said. The administration will also deploy zonal magistrates, sectors magistrates and observers to facilitate the vaccination process in every booth besides setting up control rooms. After the healthcare workers and frontline workers, the vaccination of people aged above 50 years will commence in the district, informed Srivastava. However, he asserted that the arrival of the vaccine does not indicate the end of Covid-19 and people should continue to observe precautions.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | PNS | Dehradun