Assam Health Dept Initiates Measures to Make Vaccination Centres People-Friendly
In order to run all the COVID Vaccination Centres (CVC) people friendly and smoothly, the Health and Family Welfare Department has revised the previous Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
GUWAHATI: In order to run all the COVID Vaccination Centres (CVC) people friendly and smoothly, the Health and Family Welfare Department has revised the previous Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
Further, all the beneficiaries and the staff of the CVC will be facilitated under the observation of the respective Deputy Commissioners of the state.
All the beneficiaries will be provided necessary services like- sitting facility, sanitation, etc. Also for the welfare of the beneficiaries Rs. 3000 will be utilized daily.
Notably, timely refreshments to all the staff in the CVCs including breakfast/lunch/tea as per the time of the day will be provided.
To ensure strict discipline, COVID appropriate behavior in all Covid Vaccination Centres so that vaccination against COVID in Assam is people friendly and safe, additional SOP has also been issued:-
One Additional Deputy Commissioner shall be made the Nodal Officer of the Covid vaccination drive in the district. He will ensure proper upkeep and maintenance of the CVCs, including general cleanliness and COVID appropriate behavior in the CVCs and supervise by regular eve site visits.
Further, the Additional Deputy Commissioner shall coordinate with the Joint Director of Health Services, District Immunization Officer (DIO), and District Programme Manager of NHM for ensuring a smooth vaccination process in the District and also supervise vaccine availability, distribution and wastage, if any. He/she shall also monitor and ensure the regular and prompt updating of transfer/uses/sessions of vaccines in the eVIN.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner shall coordinate with the District Commandant, Home Guard of the District and ensure deployment of Home Guards in each centres for averting any untoward incident at the centres, for following COVID appropriate behavior at the centres etc.
On the other hand, the District will give adequate publicity to the list of eves and publish it regularly in social media pages and prominent places.
Uniform hoardings should be put up in all the Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) with instructions on Covid Vaccination, COVID appropriate behavior to be followed in the centres, various guidelines related to vaccination, effects/ adverse reactions of vaccines and general dos and don'ts related to COVID vaccination for the benefit of vaccination beneficiaries.
Deputy Commissioners shall take effective steps to avoid vaccine wastage by regular monitoring and enquiry in case of wastage. Those centres where vaccine wastage is more shall be closed and such centres may be moved to other needy urban areas so that effective implementation of vaccination can be done.
The overall responsibility of smooth implementation of COVID vaccination shall be with the Deputy Commissioner and ADC in charge of vaccination shall report any issues related to vaccination on regular basis for immediate resolution at the district level through District Task Force for vaccination.