After India had its eye on the introduction of the coronavirus vaccines, the mammoth task of training medical staff for the Covid vaccination campaign began in Delhi.
Up to 3,500 health workers have been identified and are being trained in the state capital to carry out the vaccination process.
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According to the Delhi-led government, led by Arvind Kejriwal, 1.8-2.25 lakh will be vaccinated in healthcare in the first phase of the drive, for which 609 cold chain points have been identified in all of the city’s top hospitals and Mohalla clinics.
Dr. Suneela Garg of Maulana Azad Medical College, who was named Public Health Expert and Advisor to ICMR in Delhi under the Covid-19 vaccination program, reportedly said: “The training campaign started on Monday. Today is the second day of the training . Initially, 3,500 workers will be trained in Delhi. “
The training is reported to be held at a government-run facility of the Directorate-General for Health Services (DGHS) of the AAP government in Delhi.
Garg also said key individuals such as the state vaccination officer and the United Nations Development Program’s vaccination technical support unit have already received government training and have started state-level training in the state capital.
The training courses will be interactive and use methods such as PowerPoint presentations, instructional videos, role plays, exercises and interactive discussions. During the training, they will learn about vaccine safety, beneficiary listing, monitoring, vaccine logistics management and how to use the Co-WIN digital application.
According to the center’s latest guidelines, health care workers, including state and district program managers, doctors, vaccination officers, information, education and communications officers, cold chain managers, supervisors, data managers, ASHA staff and Mahila Arogya Samitis, are hired in the vaccination process through cascading Training.
There are currently three vaccine candidates – Pfizer, Covishield from the Serum Institute of India-Oxford and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech – battling for emergency approval in the country.
Meanwhile, Delhi reported 1,547 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with more than 79,000 tests performed, despite the positivity rate standing at 1.96%.
The death toll rose to 10,147 with 32 new deaths, while the number of active cases fell to 13,261 from 14,480 the previous day.