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Manipur begins preparations for Covid-19 vaccine

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 14, 2020 5:42 pm
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Imphal, Dec. 13 (EMN):
The Manipur Health authority has started preparatory work for administering Covid-19 vaccines, the state immunisation officer Dr. Th Nandakishwor Singh of the Health department said.

Informing that the state steering committee, state task force and other district and block level committees have been formed and organised its respective meetings to chalk out the necessary strategies, the officer said that they’ve also already started the training of trainers since the past few weeks.

The state level training of the trainers was held last week while the district-level training of the trainers will be held from December 15 and 16, he said.

“Now uploading of names of health care workers of government and private health facilities in COWIN portal of government of India is in full swing. Even the vaccine carriers have started to arrive in the state,” he informed.

Elaborating on the ongoing preparation for the vaccination programmes, he said that the state has a target of 41,000 beneficiaries in the first phase adding that two doses each will be vaccinated.

Last week,Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh had informed that a task force had been formed to identify the first beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccine in the state.

Even the official of the Health department in the last media briefing in Imphal had informed that the home isolation team in the state has been strengthened besides taking up other steps such as phone follow-up monitoring, distribution of medicines etc.

The officials also admitted that wearing facemasks in the state as a whole is increasing considering that Covid appropriate behaviour is effective in controlling Covid transmission. “So far no deaths due to Covid-19 were reported from Pherzawl and Senapati districts in the state,” an official had said.

As of Sunday, the cumulative number of positive cases rises to 27,155 with the confirmation of 119 new cases while the numbers of active and recovered cases stands at 3,074 and 23,759, respectively, officials said. The cumulative number of deaths continues to stand at 322 as there are no new death cases in the last 24 hours while the recovery rate is 87.49 percent.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 14, 2020 5:42:37 pm