10 vaccination centres coming up at each block of Ranchi district
As many as 10 Covid-19 vaccination centres will be set up in each of the 18 blocks of Ranchi, deputy commissioner Chhavi Ranjan announced on Tuesday after a marathon meeting with district officials to monitor their state of readiness for the actual roll out.
“We have decided to set up 10 vaccination centres equipped with all-around facilities in every block. Directives have been given to health officials and others tasked with the job to start identification of potential places in this regard,” Ranjan said.
There will be five officials to man each centre. “At each centre, there will be four vaccine officers and a vaccinator. All those coming to the centre for vaccination will be first registered in Co-Win application devised by the Union government after matching their photo-based identities,” he said.
Tuesday's meeting was to collect feedback on the maiden dry run and to fine tune groundwork required for the immunisation exercise.
Ranjan said every vaccine centre would be equipped with a proper waiting area, washrooms, a logistics storage section, seamless internet connectivity, power and other utilities to prevent any breakdown of the established vaccination protocol.
“We will also set up help desks at each vaccine centre and a dedicated observation room to keep a tab on those who take the vaccination,” he said.
Ranchi was among the six districts where dry runs for the vaccine administration were held on Saturday. Sources said over 5,000 health workers have been identified in the district to receive the vaccine in the first phase. As many as 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh health workers across the state are in the priority group.
“In the second phase, other frontline workers and those above 50 will be given the vaccination in Ranchi,” said another official.