Bhubaneswar: More than 51 Lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated till date with Odisha Government is on overdrive for the vaccination program.
Latest Report on availability of vaccines are concerned, there are hardly 5.65 Lakh doses available out of which Covishiled is 3,55,270 and Covaxin is 2,10,170 doses.
Odisha is requesting Union Government for 25 Lakh doses of vaccine to plan properly on vaccination, which is very much required.
Total sessions organized today were 1084 in which vaccination went smoothly.
ACS Health & Family Welfare Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra reviewed Vaccination Management Program on 19 April, which reveals that as on date Odisha has covered 51,53,374 beneficiaries till date.
Total vaccinated till date have crossed 51 lakh out of which 45 years & above taken 1st Dose are 39,22,610 and similar age group having second dose are 2,88,477.
COVID-19 Vaccination Report on 19 April, reveals that there were 1084 sessions of which 60 are Covaxin and 1,42,886 beneficiaries were vaccinated.
Imagine, Odisha planned to vaccinate 3 Lakh per day and due to shortage of vaccine 1.4 Lakh beneficiaries are covered in a day.
As on 19April, Health Care Worker (HCW) vaccinated with1st dose are 407, HCW vaccinated with 2nd dose 827 were covered.
Front Line Worker (FLW) vaccinated with1st dose are 1402 and FLW vaccinated with 2nd dose are 1391.
Age 45 years & above with1st Dose are 96,657 and Age 45 years & above with 2nd dose are 42,202.
So far Cumulative coverage is concerned HCW with1st dose are 3,20,494 HCW with 2nd dose were 2,68,354 and FLW with 1st dose 1, 98,423, FLW with 2nd dose are 1,55,016.
In the meantime the State government on Monday cautioned people against lowering guard on protection from Coronavirus even after vaccination.
“Vaccination will bring down the rate of mortality to a considerable extent. But there have been instances in which some people have contracted the virus even after getting the two vaccine shots. Adequate precautions like wearing masks, hand sanitisation and social distancing have to be taken to keep the infection at bay,” Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra told the media.
To contain the spread of the virus, the state government has opened temporary medical centres (TMCs) in some districts while instructions have been given to the collectors of those along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border to open the TMCs as per the requirement, he said.
Stating that over 50,000 tests will be conducted daily for early detection of the COVID patients, Dr.Mishra said that there are 9008 general beds in government and private hospitals for treatment of those infected and 17.5 per cent of the patients are admitted to these.
“Apart from the general beds, there are 2018 ICU beds where 21.01 per cent of patients have been admitted. Only 7.5 per cent of 782 beds with ventilators have been occupied,” he said.