Aurangabad, Jan 14:
In all 33,000 health workers have been registered in Aurangabad district for the first phase of vaccination. Aurangabad received 34,000 doses on Wednesday. However, according to the two doses per person, only 15,500 or 46 per cent health workers will be vaccinated. Thus the rest of the staff will have to wait for vaccination.
The vaccination campaign will start from January 16 in the country. This will be the largest vaccination campaign to date. The vaccines were distributed from the Serum Institute in Pune. The Aurangabad deputy director of health received 64,500 doses. Of this, 34,000 doses have been received for health workers in Aurangabad district. After taking one dose, the recipients will have to take another dose after a month. Therefore, the number of doses is insufficient as compared to registered health workers. In all, 20,000 doses were distributed to municipal corporation for health workers in the city, while 14,000 doses were received for health workers in rural areas under district civil hospital and district health officer.
10 per cent waste
Municipal health officer Dr Nita Padalkar said, two doses will be given to recipients. The corporation has received 20,000 doses. There will also be 10 per cent waste doses. Out of 24,000 employees registered under the corporation, 9,000 employees will be given doses. Accordingly, 18,000 doses will be used.
Vaccines will be available in phases
As per the 14,000 doses received for rural areas, 6,500 employees will be given two doses each. After giving one dose, another dose will be given within a month. Vaccines will be available in phases. Doses will be given to employees accordingly. There is also a chance of leakage while removing the dose. As a result, 10 per cent waste has been ascertained said, Dr Sudhakar Shelke, district health officer.
The dose available to the district in the first phase - 34,000
Registered health workers - 33,000
How many people will get the vaccine - 15,500