Uttarakhand: Govt to prepare database of healthcare workers to be given vaccine

DEHRADUN: The health department officials are preparing a database of both private and government healthcare workers who would be provided Covid-19 vaccines. The orders in this regard were passed by secretary (health), Amit Negi on Saturday.

State information officer, GC Pandey, told TOI that the database would include frontline healthcare workers — including ASHAs, ANMs and their supervisors. All nurses and healthcare staff working in basic clinics, district hospitals, and medical colleges, paramedical staffers, medical students, and research staff would be included in the database to be prepared for the Covid-19 vaccine. “Not just allopathic, but also the ayurvedic and homeopathic doctors, support staff like drivers, data entry operators and other clerical and administrative staff in the healthcare department or in any medical services provider institution will also be given Covid-19 vaccine,” said Pandey.

Further, secretary (health) Amit Negi has asked the health department officials to prepare a similar database for all private doctors as well as the healthcare workers and others staffers in private hospitals, clinics and medical colleges. “Only institutions like military hospitals, AIIMS, EIC hospitals, ONGC, Survey of India department, and DRDO hospitals will not be included in the database as they are central agencies which are already covered in the Centre’s Covid-19 vaccine scheme,” added Pandey.

Meanwhile, 359 fresh infections of Covid-19 were reported on Saturday, taking the case tally of the virus to 60,155 in Uttarakhand.

Among the fresh infections, 90 cases were reported from Dehradun, followed by 63 from Haridwar, 48 from Nainital, 31 from Chamoli, 24 from Pauri, 20 from Uttarkashi, 18 cases each from Almora and Udham Singh Nagar, 13 cases each from Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag, 12 from Bageshwar, seven from Tehri, and two from Champawat.

“With 451 people recovering from Covid-19 infection, the total recoveries shot up to 54,169 in the state. With this, the recovery rate crossed the 90% mark in the state,” said Abhishek Tripathi, officer of Covid-19 control room. He added that five more fatalities on Saturday took the death toll of the virus to 984 in Uttarakhand.

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