KOLKATA: The West Bengal authorities has requested all state-run and personal medical institutions to ship particulars of frontline well being care staff (HCWs) and different workers who can be administered COVID-19 vaccine on a precedence foundation, an official stated on Thursday.
All medical institutions like medical faculties (allopathic, homoeopathic and AYUSH), well being centres, personal healthcare models and polyclinics have been requested to ship the listing of staff, the senior official of the Well being division instructed PTI.
“The HCWs like frontline well being staff, ASHA, supervisors/ facilitators, Anganwadi staff (AWWs), nurses and supervisors, well being supervisors, block extension educators, medical officers (allopathic docs), instructing and non-teaching workers and docs on administrative posts), AYUSH docs, dentists can be given precedence,” he stated.
Paramedical workers — all technicians, pharmacist, physiotherapist, radiographer, ward boys, different paramedical workers in addition to scientists, analysis workers, college students medical, dental, AYUSH, nursing and paramedical college students working within the services, help workers and the clerical and administrative workers may also be included within the listing, he stated.
“We have now despatched the rules for the healthcare staff database for COVID-19 vaccination and the excel type which is required to be stuffed as much as point out names and different particulars of frontline well being staff to all medical services within the state. One excel sheet can have particulars of at the least 1,000 well being care staff,” he stated.
The Mission Director of Nationwide Well being Mission would be the nodal officer to coordinate this train, the official added.
“Within the districts, the District Justice of the Peace together with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) can be liable for finishing all information assortment actions throughout the specified timelines,” he stated.
As of now, the West Bengal authorities is aiming mid- November at hand over the entire particulars of all of the well being staff working in each personal and state-run medical institutions within the state to the Centre.
The chosen people can be given COVID-19 vaccine.
Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan earlier this month had stated that the Centre is planning to vaccinate about 25 crore folks in opposition to novel coronavirus by July subsequent 12 months.
He had additionally stated that precedence can be given to well being staff engaged in COVID-19 administration in getting inoculated and asserted the Centre would guarantee honest and equitable distribution of vaccines, as soon as they’re prepared.