Pune: PMC Starts Collecting Data Of Healthcare Workers For Vaccination Process

Doctors, nurses protest at Navale Hospital in Pune
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Pune, November 7, 2020: As India prepares to roll out vaccination tasks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), about 50,000 health workers in Pune will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination. The Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has received around 31,721 applications.

As the corona vaccine is being developed, the union ministry of health has started planning for the distribution of the vaccine. Priorities have been set for giving vaccination doses. In the first phase, the central government has stated that 25 crore people including health workers (consisting of MBBS students as well), citizens aged above 50, special category citizens who are aged below 50 years but have comorbidity and COVID frontline workers will be vaccinated.

In context to this, each state has been instructed to provide information about the government and private health sector employees to the centre. Following the instructions of the state health department, the Pune civic administration has started collecting information from government and private health workers in the city.

Meetings have recently been held with field medical officers to plan vaccinations, and letters have been sent to private hospitals and general practitioners in the city to send their information. This information will be uploaded on the link of the center, which includes the name, address, contact number, Aadhaar number, date of birth and other details of the doctor. This information will be sent to the state government in the first week of December, stated PMC’s assistant medical officer, Vaishali Jadhav.