Prasad tells nodal officers to buck up, says 1.5 lakh Health care workers need to be vaccinated by next week
Despite Karnataka recording one of the highest numbers in the country in terms of vaccinating Health care workers against Covid-19, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad is unhappy at the lower than expected numbers in Bengaluru city.
On Saturday, Prasad chaired a meeting of nodal officers in charge of Covid vaccination at government hospitals, private hospitals, medical colleges, nursing colleges and dental colleges, and requested them to increase the scope of the vaccination drive by encouraging more health warriors to register on the portal.
As per Prasad, until Friday, January 22, Bengaluru city alone has vaccinated around 33,797 beneficiaries in 772 sessions. It needs to complete the vaccination of another 1.5 lakh people by next week, he added.
For those who missed out
The Commissioner also directed medical officers to re-prepare the list of beneficiaries who have missed the earlier round of vaccination. “The list needs to be rescheduled and sent back to the respective BBMP zonal joint commissioners and medical officers to fix a new date for such vaccinations. Messages will be sent to the beneficiaries once the system is updated with the rescheduled dates,” Prasad said.
BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Rajendra Chollan, BBMP’s Chief Health Officer Dr BK Vijendra, Dr Rohith S G (Gurushree Hitech Multispeciality Hospital), Dr Satish Rao, IISC, Dr Monika Minocha, Medical Superintendent at Fortis Lafemne Hospital, and Dr Jyotika Gupta, RxDx Healthcare, participated in the meeting.
‘More sites needed’
Dr Ranganath, Nodal Officer of Victoria Hospital, said that around 6,020 beneficiaries had registered and that 20-30 days and more sites were needed to conduct the vaccination drives. In the last seven days, around 1,638 beneficiaries have been vaccinated, he added.
Janardhan from Shekhar Hospital on Bull Temple Road said that 97 beneficiaries were listed and 60 had been vaccinated.