SunstarTV Bureau: Around 24,000 health workers at 43 health centres to be vaccinated in first phase of the vaccine drive in Bhubaneswar.
The vaccination programme will be rolled out at five session sites in Bhubaneswar. The places included, the Capital Hospital, Unit-4 Urban Community Health Centre, SUM Hospital, KIIMS Hospital and BMC Hospital.
According to the Bhubaneswar Additional District Urban Public Health Officer (ADU-PHO) Dr CVSN Rao, only the hospital employees will be administered for the COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase.
The first phase vaccination will be conducted at 43 medical institutions including medical colleges, 27 government vaccination centres and 16 private hospitals.
“The hospitals comprising more than 100 employees have been selected as the vaccination centres in Bhubaneswar. The details of healthcare workers shortlisted for getting vaccine have been uploaded on the COVID-19 website. As the COVID vaccination is not mandatory, the vaccine will be administered to health workers who want to take it,” Dr Rao said.
However, The Centre had approved two vaccines ‘Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield’ for emergency use.