The Maharashtra authorities has determined to present precedence to well being staff from authorities and personal hospitals, every day wage staff, and people employed with built-in little one improvement providers for the soon-to-be-made-available vaccine on COVID-19.
The primary assembly of a State-level steering committee fashioned to finalise the roadmap for the COVID-19 vaccination programme was held on Wednesday, which was chaired by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar.
A coordination mechanism has been devised at totally different ranges for the programme. The committee might be on the helm of the whole course of to be adopted by the State process pressure and the State management centre.
On the district stage, the vaccination programme might be supervised by the district process pressure and the district management centre, and the same mechanism might be arrange on the tehsil stage as nicely.
In line with an official who attended the assembly, three teams have been recognized who will obtain the vaccine on the precedence foundation. The primary group will embrace well being staff from authorities and personal hospitals, staff on every day wages, and people employed with built-in little one improvement providers. The well being staff might be additional divided into 9 teams to smoothen the method.
The second group will embrace frontline staff such because the police, armed forces, residence guards, and civic safety providers together with staff of the municipal firms and volunteers with the catastrophe administration system. The third group will embrace residents above 50 years and people under 50 years with sicknesses.
“The method of vaccination will run like a voting process. Cubicles might be arrange and solely those that are registered might be allowed to enter, together with an id card. The particular person involved will get a message on their cellphone and a certificates with QR code on completion of vaccination,” the official mentioned.
Well being staff might be vaccinated at main well being centres whereas these from the second group will obtain the vaccine at authorities or non-public hospitals, colleges, or social centre. The third group might be vaccinated at hospitals, colleges, grampanchayat workplace, or civic physique workplace.
Among the many well being staff who might be vaccinated on precedence, 99% information of presidency well being staff has been collected whereas 78% information from non-public sector has been compiled. A complete of two.60 lakh authorities well being staff might be vaccinated. As many as 16,245 well being staff have been registered for the programme to date, and the overall variety of registrations as of now’s 90,000.
Chilly storage facility has additionally been arrange which incorporates one centre on the State stage, 9 on the divisional stage, 34 on the district stage, and 27 with firms.
The State-level steering committee contains administrative heads of 18 departments together with representatives from the World Well being Group, UNICEF, UNDP, John Snow Worldwide, Clinton Well being Entry Initiative, Rotary Worldwide, Lions Membership, Defence institutions, and Railways.