Immunisation in-charge of a session site has been given a target of vaccinating 100 healthcare workers in a day. On Co-WIN, the list of 100 healthcare workers for the particular session site is released in advance and all the 100 healthcare workers get a message through Co-WIN a day before their scheduled vaccination day informing them to turn up for vaccination on next coming day. But, out of those 100 listed healthcare workers for vaccination on the particular day, a lot of them do not appear. It affects the daily target achievement. Earlier, the orders issued by the Centre was to vaccinate only the listed 100 healthcare workers, but now that has been changed.
“We have issued directions to add ‘allot beneficiary’ facility on the basis of the order issued by the Centre. Those healthcare workers who are already registered for Covid-19 vaccination but their turn will come for vaccination after some days, those will be allowed to get the vaccine during an ongoing vaccination session, if the healthcare workers listed for that particular day to get the vaccine do not turn up,” said Siddharth Mahajan, secretary (health).
Along with that, directions have been issued to the chief medical health officers to give priority to the healthcare workers who are in the list of 100 issued by Co-WIN. If they come for vaccination, they should not be deprived of vaccination on that given day.
The health department has witnessed that the percentage of target achievement is decreasing every day. On Day 1 of Covid-19 inoculation drive, the achievement of target in the state was 73.7%, on Day 2 of the vaccination drive, the achievement of target was 68.7% and on Day 3 (Tuesday), it has done further down to 54.8%, shows the report issued by the health department on Tuesday.