Kodagu second in Karnataka in Covid-19 vaccination: DC

Tracing the primary contacts is very important as a part of the control measures of Covid-19, she said
Last Updated 31 March 2021, 18:15 IST

Deputy Commissioner Charulata Somal said that currently, Kodagu district is in second place in the state, in the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Chairing a meeting held at the DC’s office in Madikeri on Wednesday, she reviewed the progress in the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The deputy commissioner also directed the officials to maintain the progress and to strictly adhere to the directions issued by the government in this regard.

Stating that the Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the district, she said that as per the Central Government Directions, starting from April 1, vaccination should be provided to people above 45 years of age. The programme should be implemented methodically.

The control measures should be strictly implemented. More awareness should be created in this regard. More caution should be maintained at tourist spots and crowded areas. People should be restricted from gathering in large numbers during functions and festive occasions. A team of nodal officers has been formed already, she said.

Tracing the primary contacts is very important as a part of the control measures of Covid-19. The help of police personnel should be obtained if necessary. Posters on Covid-19 control measures should be displayed in public places. As festivals are lined up in the near future, more caution is needed, she added.

Screening should be conducted at hotels and resorts as well. Strict inspection should be carried out at the check-posts situated in the border areas Kutta-Makutta and Karike, said Charulata Somal.

District Surveillance Officer Dr Gopinath said that people above 45 years of age will be administered the Covid-19 vaccination from April 1, at the government hospital and primary health sub-centres.

There is a target to vaccinate 1,55,606 people above 45 years and among these, 22,433 people who have co-morbidities, have already been vaccinated against Covid-19, he said.

Out of 6,560 health workers in the district, 5,048 were administered the Covid-19 vaccination in the first phase as of March 30, recording the meeting of 79.95% of the target.

Similarly, 4,305 health workers have been vaccinated with the second dose. Out of 3,126 frontline workers, 2,207 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19, achieving 70.60% of the target.

Zilla Panchayat CEO Bhanwar Singh Meena, Additional Deputy Commissioner Raju Mogavira, District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr K Mohan and Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences (KoIMS) Director Dr Cariappa were present, among others.

(Published 31 March 2021, 17:46 IST)

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