Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has informed the District Collectors that Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has made modification in Co-WIN portal from 12 May for Second Dose of Covisheild.
The Second Does of due date has been revised to 42 days (6weeks) after First Dose, which was earlier 28 days (4 weeks).
This has also been clarified by ACS Health & FW Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra during last briefing to the people of our State on 6 May’2021.
Hence, beneficiaries coming for Second Does Covishield between 4 to 6 weeks cannot be vaccinated and Co-WIN portal will not allow the same.
So the District Collectors are requested to share the same with all officials, supervisor, vaccinators and verifiers, advised ACS Health & FW.
The State government on Wednesday requested the Centre to ensure supply of oxygen cylinders and Covishield vaccines.
State Government has apprised the Centre that about 22 lakh people are waiting for the second dose of the vaccine and there is a requirement of 25 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine.
While the daily consumption of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in Odisha is 52.9 metric tonne (MT), production capacity in the state is 155.51 MT (through cylinders).
The surplus LMO can’t be utilized due to shortage of cylinders. Hence the state urgently needs 15,000 B-type oxygen cylinders and 15,000 D-type oxygen cylinders.
As Odisha now has more critical patients, it needs 500 ventilators, he informed the Union Health Minister.
State Government is set to to ramp up COVID-19 tests for early detection of the virus, the state needs sufficient rapid antigen test kits and tor the safety of health workers and doctors, the state needs 5 lakh PPE kits, 10 lakh gloves and 10 lakh N95 masks.
Union Government has been briefed that effective COVID management in Odisha has ensured fatality ratio in the state is much lower (0.39%) than the national average (1.08%).
Besides, the recovery rate in Odisha is more than 80 per cent (82.23%).