Corona vaccine is safe, make mahabhiyan a success: CM Chouhan
Thursday - January 14, 2021 9:50 pm , Category : BHOPAL
Discussion on Corona vaccine held with collectors through video conference
Headquarter building of National Health Mission inaugurated
Bhopal 14 January 2021: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that vaccine no less than sanjivani booti for protection against Corona virus has arrived. Citizens will get its benefits sequentially. Chief Minister Chouhan said that Corona must be totally wiped out now. About 4.25 lakh health care workers, who have been working to save people’s lives will be vaccinated first in the first phase. Both Covishield and Covaxin are totally safe.
Chief Minister Chouhan called upon the administrative officers, public representatives, media of the districts to not let any misleading information or rumours related to vaccinations flourish and all should cooperate in making this mahabhiyan a success. On this occasion, the Chief Minister Chouhan informed that the first vaccine on January 16 will be administered on a sanitation worker. This will also be an honour for the services that they have provided during Corona crisis.
Chief Minister Chouhan was holding discussions with collectors and commissioners regarding Covid-19 vaccination after inaugurating the NHM building today. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary and Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang were also present on the occasion. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains was also present at the video conference.
Visionary PM Modi deserves applaud for identifying the crisis, making arrangements
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the work of Corona vaccination in the state will start from 9 am on January 16. This will be the world’s largest vaccination campaign. The Chief Minister said that I congratulate Prime Minister Modi. He is a visionary. He had already identified the crisis. The Prime Minister had formed a task force as soon as Corona came into picture. He made all the arrangements and made efforts protect people from the virus. The Chief Minister said that due to lockdown, necessary arrangements could also be made on time. Everyone united on the call of the Prime Minister. The crisis was not allowed to get out of control in Madhya Pradesh. All necessary arrangements were made to protect the citizens from Corona.
Different stages of Mahabhiyan
Chief Minister Chouhan informed that districts have been given necessary instructions for the campaign starting from January 16. The safety of the vaccine has been confirmed by the central government. Each citizen will be administered two doses. After the first dose, the second dose will be given after 28 days. Anti-bodies will be created in the human body 14 days after vaccination. There is no immediate effect after vaccination. Vaccine has been allocated district-wise in the state. Necessary arrangements have been made to receive complaints and suggestions. Along with government hospitals, private hospitals have also been identified for vaccination.
In a video conference, the Chief Minister held discussion with the Collectors, Commissioners, regarding the vaccination mahabhiyan being started for protection against Covid-19. On this occasion, the Chief Minister saluted all those warriors who worked to save the lives of others in times of crisis and were engaged in service. The Chief Minister said that the protocol for vaccination has been fixed. The vaccine will be administered as per sequence. These include frontline workers such as police personnel, revenue staff as they also need to be safe first. Vaccines will be applied in the same order in which the registration for vaccination took place. No recommendation will be allowed in the mahabhiyan on who has to be vaccinated first.
Religious leaders, social workers should give information about campaign to citizens
Chief Minister Chouhan called upon all religious leaders, district administration to inform the public about vaccinations on priority basis. The Chief Minister said that those who spread any rumours related to this campaign, should be advised by giving correct information. In the video conference, the Chief Minister said that the two vaccines are the same. The instructions for storage, transportation should be followed. All officers, public representatives, public should ensure that the vaccine is administered without any hindrance. This great campaign should be made successful. There is no need to panic if someone has a minor allergy after the vaccine. The Chief Minister said that efforts should be made to ensure that no negative message in this work of widespread public interest should go. The Health Department will also be active to provide real and authentic information. The Chief Minister said that he is confident ad has urged that media persons will also give correct information regarding the vaccine. The vaccine is safe. The public should get this information.
Vaccine selected after testing
At the outset, Additional Chief Secretary Health Mohammad Suleman gave detailed information about the vaccination. He informed that the indigenous vaccine made in India has been approved by the best scientific institutions of India and abroad after thorough testing and analysis. After several months of hard work, two vaccines - Kovishield of Serum Institute of India and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech have been approved. There is no need to import vaccines from other countries. In the first phase, health workers will be vaccinated, in the second phase, front line workers, third phase, all citizens above 50 and those below 50 but suffering from diabetes and hypertension. At present, the state has received 5 lakh doses of Covishield. These doses will be applied to 2.25 lakh health care workers in the next four weeks.
Control room inspected
After the video conference, Chief Minister Chouhan inspected the state control room set up in connection with the Covid Vaccination Campaign at NHM Bhavan and sought information about working procedure.
NHM building inaugurated
Chief Minister Chouhan inaugurated the headquarter building of National Health Mission constructed at a cost of Rs 27.42 crore, near Patrakar Colony, Main Road No-3. On this occasion, he said that Corona was never allowed to get out of hand in the state. For this, I congratulate the doctors and health workers. Chief Minister Chouhan said that by adopting Prime Minister Modi’s mantra of Atmanirbhar Bharat to transform adverse conditions into opportunity during Corona crisis, we resolved to create an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. The roadmap for Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh was prepared. This includes the availability and expansion of health facilities. He said that hospitals
associated with medical colleges and district hospitals of the district will be developed as model hospitals.
Complete arrangements of X-ray, sonography, MRI etc. will all tests, medicines and hygiene will be made. The vacant posts of doctors will be filled through recruitment campaigns. Chief Minister Chouhan said that arrangements for dialysis of kidney patients will be ensured in government hospitals. He said that the availability and expansion of health services will be emphasized. Chief Minister Chouhan said that in order to reduce the infant-maternal mortality rate, health programme must work faster to fulfil target. He said that I remember Dr. Shubham who sacrificed his life in order to preserve the lives of common man in the Corona period. Physicians and health workers have worked in under adverse conditions of Corona with dedication and commitment and kept the situation under control. On this occasion, Health Commissioner Dr. Sanjay Goel, MD NHM Chhavi Bhardwaj, Health Director Basant Kurre and other officials were present.
The vaccination monitoring centre for Covid-19 and state level Covid-19 control room will operate from this building. The total area of the building is more than 11 thousand square metre which comprises a living room, video conferencing room, canteen, library and rooms for officers and employees. The Mission undertakes continuous monitoring and supervision of activities related to national health programmes such as maternal and child health, vaccination, National Child Health Programme, tuberculosis and eradication of leprosy, malaria control, blindness control, ASHA programme and control of non-communicable diseases. The newly constructed building has three lifts besides rain water, harvesting and other modern technology – Window to News