COVID-19: In J-K, admin plans to vaccinate 28 lakh people in three phases

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On Friday, the Jammu and Kashmir administration claimed that it has drawn an elaborate plan for COVID-19 vaccination programme and 28 lakh high-risk people will be inoculated in the first three phases across the union territory, reported Press Trust of India.

Financial Commissioner of Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, said, “Approximately 1 lakh healthcare workers shall be covered in the first phase of COVID vaccination programme. In second phase, approximately 7 lakh frontline workers shall be covered.”

Dulloo said a capacity of administering 100 vaccines per site per day — cumulating to a capacity to deliver 4.5 lakh vaccines daily — has been fixed, he said.

The third phase will cover 20 lakh beneficiaries of high-risk population, he added. Dulloo said the vaccine shall be administered through CoWin — a mobile app that will help monitor the entire vaccination process — dashboard platform will help monitor the entire vaccination process.

“Once introduced, the vaccination shall be done through pre-registration and no on-spot registration shall be allowed,” Dulloo said. “Jammu and Kashmir has identified around 4,000 vaccination sites. There are more than 5,000 trained vaccinators and 19,000 potential vaccinators under the COVID vaccination programme.”

“The cold chain and logistics assessment for the COVID-19 vaccine has been done, and the union territory has 987 ice-lined refrigerators (ILR),795 deep freezers, 11 solar refrigerators, five walk-in coolers and one walk-in freezers,” he said.

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