All preparations complete for vaccination drive, hope Corona vaccine will be boon for country: Hemant – United News of India
Ranchi, Jan 16 (UNI) Stating that the state government has completed all the necessary preparations for the vaccination drive Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday said that
he hopes that the coronavirus vaccine will be a boon for the country.
Interacting at with the press at the Sadar Hospital here he said that finally the country
has got a vaccine to fight coronavirus and today the vaccine has been also provided to
the state and the vaccination drive has started from Sadar Hospital Ranchi.
He said that India is a big country where the population is almost 125 crores.
The chief minister said keeping into the account the utilisation of coronavirus vaccine
all the preparations have been made by the state government in wake of the guidelines
which have been issued by the central government.
He said in the first phase vaccines are being given to the doctors nurses and other
frontline healthcare staff in the government hospitals of the state.
Hemant said from Saturday onwards the coronavirus vaccination drive has commenced
in the entire state and in the 24 districts of Jharkhand in each district two vaccination
centres have been set up which means overall in the state across 48 vaccination centres
the vaccination work has commenced.
The Chief Minister said that the health department of the state government has
prepared plans for the vaccination drive as per the directions which have been received
from the centre.
He said for the last few months people were battling the pandemic and in such a
scenario this vaccine is an important tool in the hands of the front line health workers.
Hemant said that in front of him healthcare workers were given the injection and all
necessary precautions were followed, post the vaccination the beneficiary was kept
under observation so that in case of any side effect or problem necessary help could
He said it is the priority for the state government to ensure the availability of the
coronavirus vaccine as per need across all the vaccination centres in the state.
The chief minister said all necessary preparations have been made to ensure that
these vaccination centres functions smoothly.
He said since the beginning of the pandemic the state government has been working
with dedication to prevent its spread and even Jharkhand ranks among the top three
four states in the country in the area of Corona testing facility.
Those present on the occasion also included Health Minister Banna Gupta, Chief
Secretary Sukhdeo Singh, Development Commissioner KK Khandelwal, Principal
secretary of health department Nitin Madan Kulkarni and others.