Mandi, Jan. 16 – Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of the launch of the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign visited the identified site under Regional Hospital at Mandi today. He also reviewed the work plan for Covid-19 vaccination and the bird flu situation in the district.
He expressed satisfaction over the decline of Covid-19 cases in the State and said that the Covishield vaccine would give safe and expected results in eradicating covid cases in the State.
Jai Ram Thakur on the first day of vaccination took stock of the established Covid vaccine centers at Vijay Senior Secondary School, Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College and Hospital, Civil Hospital Sundernagar and Karsog, where 360 health workers were administered the vaccine.
Chief Minister said that the period between the first dose and second dose of the vaccination would be of 28 days and the antibodies would develop after 42 days of vaccination and therefore it is vital to take appropriate precautions during this period.
He directed the concerned officers regarding the micro plan of the vaccination campaign which would be completed in 161 phases in 111 centers of the district covering 11,877 beneficiaries upto 1st February, 2021.
Jai Ram Thakur while reviewing the bird flu situation in the state, said that the regional and migratory birds were assets of the state and it was important to ensure their safety. He directed the officers of the Animal Husbandry and Forest Department to work in co-ordination and to monitor the status of bird flu at the rural level. He also directed to monitor the migratory birds in Sundernagar, Rewalsar, Larji, Pandoh, Suketi Khud etc. reservoirs of the district.