Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. (File pic)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. (File pic)

Telangana CM instructs officials to make state-wide preparations for vaccination drive

ANI | Updated: Jan 12, 2021 05:23 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], January 12 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday instructed officials concerned to make all preparations statewide for the Covid vaccination from January 16.
He also said that arrangements should be made to treat people who may develop side effects after the vaccination.
The chief minister reviewed the vaccination programme in the ministers and Collectors conference.
Later, the CM participated in the video conference held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The government of India has identified Serum Institute's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin as the effective vaccines. We have decided to administer these vaccines in the Telangana State," he said.
Initially, he said that ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, Anganwadi staff, Medical and health employees will be given the vaccine and later, frontline warriors during the Corona pandemic - the police, security personnel, sanitary workers and other frontline workers will get vaccinated.
Later, vaccines would be administered to those above 50 years and people with co-morbidities, the chief minister said.

"Gram Sarpanches and Panchayat Secretaries should take the responsibility to get people on priority basis to the vaccination centres, the government said. Police Station House Officers and Sub Inspectors should take the responsibility of getting the vaccine for the police and other security personnel," the chief minister said.
"The government has already made the necessary arrangements to give vaccines in all the PHCs in the State, he said.
Arrangements are made to administer Covid Vaccine at 1213 Centres all over the state and 866 Cold Chain points are created to transport the vaccine, the CM informed.
Volunteers are ready at all the stages and a Committee under the Chief Secretary will monitor the vaccination programme, he said.
A Task Force Committee is formed from District to Mandal level, he said ministers, MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly), MPs (Member of Parliament), MLCs (Member of Legislative Council), ZPTCs (Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency) should take part, he further said.
A doctor and a room will be made available for those who may suffer side effects after the vaccination at the vaccination centre, said CM. An Ambulance will also be kept as stand besides creating statewide Call centre, he added.
The Chief Minister asked the officials to follow strictly the Covid protocols while administering the vaccine. (ANI)