Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of the launch of first phase of Covid-19 vaccination campaign visited identified site under Regional Hospital at Mandi today. He also reviewed the work plan for Covid-19 vaccination and bird flu situation in the district.
He expressed satisfaction over the decline of Covid-19 cases in the State and said that the Covishield vaccine would give safe and expected results in eradicating covid cases in the State.
Jai Ram Thakur on the first day of vaccination took stock of the established Covid vaccine centers at Vijay Senior Secondary School, Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical Collage and Hospital, Civil Hospital Sundernagar and Karsog, where 360 health workers were administered vaccine.
Chief Minister said that the period between first dose and second dose of the vaccination would be of 28 days and the antibodies would develop after 42 days of vaccination and therefore it is vital to take appropriate precautions during this period.
He directed the concerned officers regarding micro plan of vaccination campaign which would be completed in 161 phases in 111 centres of the district covering 11,877 beneficiaries upto 1st February, 2021.
Jai Ram Thakur while reviewing the bird flu situation in the state, said that the regional and migratory birds were assets of the state and it was important to ensure their safety. He directed the officers of Animal Husbandry and Forest Department to work in co-ordination and to monitor the status of bird flu at rural level. He also directed to monitor the migratory birds in Sundernagar, Rewalsar, Larji, Pandoh, Suketi Khud etc. reservoirs of the district.
Deputy Commissioner Mandi Rugved Thakur, ADM Sharwan Manta, CMO Dr. Devender Sharma, Principal Medical College Ner Chowk R.C. Thakur, Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Jivanand Chauhan, Conservator S.K. Musafir and other senior officers of various departments were also present in the meeting.