Nagpur district is all set to kick start with the next phase of Covid-19 vaccinations from today in which everyone above the age of 45 will be permitted to receive the vaccination. The district health authorities have said that a total of 86 vaccination centres both private and government hospitals will be set up for the citizens to receive the jab.
Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi said that citizens aged 45 years and above can register for vaccination online through their Aadhar card or PAN card, voter ID card, passport, driving license.
To log in for the vaccination, online citizens can visit http://www.cowin.gov.in/home to register. For those who are having difficulty registering online, offline registration is available in all the ten zones, and citizens can register at the nearest Municipal Zone Office.
Dr. Sanjay Chilkar, Medical Health Officer, said that in vaccination, health workers, front line workers, citizens suffering from various ailments as well as citizens above 60 years of age will be given priority for the second dose. Preference will also be given to citizens who register online.
He further added that private hospitals will have to charge rates fixed by the government while vaccine will be provided free of cost at government hospitals. Out of 80 vaccination centres, 46 are private and 40 are government hospitals. A new vaccination centre is being started from Thursday at Manewada Primary Civil Health Centre, near Shahu Garden, Deputy Signal Primary Civil Health Centre, Sanjaynagar Hindi Municipal School.
To avoid rush at vaccination centres and for the convenience of the citizens, vaccination has been arranged in two shifts in government and municipal hospitals. These include Babulban Primary Civil Health Centre, KT Nagar Primary Civil Health Centre, Indira Gandhi Hospital Gandhinagar, Isolation Hospital, Pachpavli Maternity Hospital, Government Medical College and Hospital, AIIMS, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital and late. Prabhakarrao Datke Mahal Diagnosis Centre. Vaccination at these centres will be carried out from 8 am to 10 pm.
Till date, Nagpur district has vaccinated, 2,18,528 beneficiaries so far. Of these, 37,443 were health workers, 25,087 front line workers, 1,02,555 citizens above 60 years of age and 32,195 beneficiaries suffering from various diseases received the vaccination.
The vaccination campaign starting from April 1 aims to vaccinate 6.5 lakh people. Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari and Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan. B has appealed to the local residents to follow social distancing protocols and take the vaccine.
Meanwhile, at some hospitals in the city, efforts are being made to get more volunteers as the staff and additional beds for the COVID patients. Hospital authorities have also urged medical Insurance firms to expedite clearance of claims. Delays in clearances are resulting in patients occupying the beds even after their recovery has been confirmed.