West Bengal government asks medical establishments for list of workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 – kolkata

The West Bengal government has requested all state-run and personal medical establishments to ship particulars of frontline well being care workers (HCWs) and different employees who would be administered Covid-19 vaccine on a precedence foundation, an official mentioned on Thursday.

All medical establishments like medical faculties (allopathic, homoeopathic and AYUSH), well being centres, non-public healthcare models and polyclinics have been requested to ship the list of workers, the senior official of the Health division instructed PTI.

“The HCWs like frontline health workers, ASHA, supervisors/ facilitators, Anganwadi workers (AWWs), nurses and supervisors, health supervisors, block extension educators, medical officers (allopathic doctors), teaching and non-teaching staff and doctors on administrative posts), AYUSH doctors, dentists will be given priority,” he mentioned.

Paramedical employees — all technicians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers, ward boys, different paramedical employees in addition to scientists, analysis employees, medical and dental college students, AYUSH, nursing and paramedical college students working within the amenities, assist employees and the clerical and administrative employees can even be included within the list, he mentioned.

“We have sent the guidelines for the healthcare workers database for Covid-19 vaccination and the excel form which is required to be filled up to mention names and other details of frontline health workers to all medical facilities in the state. One excel sheet can have details of at least 1,000 health care workers,” he mentioned.

The Mission Director of National Health Mission will be the nodal officer to coordinate this train, the official added.

“In the districts, the District Magistrate along with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will be responsible for completing all data collection activities within the specified timelines,” he mentioned.

As of now, the West Bengal government is aiming mid- November to hand over the whole particulars of all of the well being workers working in each non-public and state-run medical establishments within the state to the Centre.

The chosen people will be given Covid-19 vaccine.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan earlier this month had mentioned that the Centre is planning to vaccinate about 25 crore individuals against novel coronavirus by July subsequent 12 months.

He had additionally mentioned that precedence would be given to well being workers engaged in Covid-19 administration in getting inoculated and asserted the Centre would guarantee honest and equitable distribution of vaccines, as soon as they’re prepared.

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