The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today called for intensified vaccination drive for focused and target groups under the age group 18-45 years in the district from Tuesday to break the transmission chain and check the spread of infection.
The DC said this while chairing a meeting with all sectoral officers, senior Health Care functionaries BMO, ZMOs to review the achievements made with regard to ongoing vaccination process in Srinagar, besides the mitigation measures undertaken to control the second wave of Covid-19.
Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Athar Amir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Incharge Covid Control War Room, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer, SDM East & West, all Tehsildars and other concerned were present in the meeting.
During the meeting various aspects regarding vaccination were discussed threadbare.
It was given out that under vaccination drive from May 25 the target groups under 18-45 years of age, the high risk and vulnerable groups have been identified which include – shopkeepers /dhabawallas, hotel waiters & staff/ thela wallas, services sector, Barbers, Bakers Meat, Poultry Vegetable sellers, Drivers/ Conductors, Lawyers, Journalists; faculty /staff/workers of the Universities/Colleges; Government employees on COVID duty/or in active field offices Construction workers registered with Construction Workers Board; Tourism sector workers; people with disabilities, widows/single mothers, orphans, and persons with co-morbid conditions.
It was informed that to ensure proper outreach to the prioritized groups, special vaccination centers will be activated in specific locations.
The DC directed for setting up additional 50 vaccination centers and immunization teams to expand coverage.
He also stressed on maintaining and updating database of the vaccination being done on daily basis to ensure data is submitted well in time to concerned quarters.
The DC directed the officers of different Government departments to undertake the vaccination of their subordinate employees on Covid duty to safeguard their families.
He urged upon the general public to cooperate with the District Administration in making the Covid drive successful in the district. He further said that the vaccination is most necessary for fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic
The Commissioner SMC also spoke on the occasion and assured all possible support for successful vaccination process.