Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Family and Welfare Department has informed that, as compared to other states, Odisha has reported less Covid-19 vaccine wastages till date.
Bijay Panigrahi, the director of Odisha Family and Welfare Department on Monday spoke to the reporters and said, “Once a vial is opened, the vaccine has to be administered to a recipient as soon as possible because it gets wasted if not used within four hours.”
“So far, we have performed exceedingly well and are ahead of others in terms of the recording less vaccine wastage,” Panigrahi informed.
On February 6, the mass immunisation of health workers of home and urban development will begin while the last date of registration for vaccination under the Panchayati Raj and Revenue department has been extended to February 7.
Notably, Odisha tops all the States in the nation-wide vaccination.
According to Odisha health ministry information, total of 37, 58,843 beneficiaries have, so far, been vaccinated for COVID-19 across the country, while in Odisha total of 2, 06,424 persons have received the vaccine shots by January 30. On the other hand, the vaccination drive was suspended for three days from January 31 to February 2 for Pulse Polio vaccination programme.