Anantnag: In pursuance to the Government guidelines, the District Administration Anantnag under leadership of Dr. Piyush Singla has started efforts to start the vaccination of people falling in 18-45 age group in a focussed and targeted manner.
In this connection, a meeting of officers of concerned departments was today held at Dak Bangalow Khanabal here.
President MC Anantnag, Hilal Ahmad Shah, CEOs PDA and KDA, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani and Mohd Altaf, ACR (CEO MCA), CMO, SDM Bijbihara, DIO NIC, Dy. CMO, DSWO, AD CAPD, ALC, Administrator Kashmir University South Campus, EOs of MCs and other concerned officials participated in the meeting.
ACR, Syed Yasir informed the meeting that in view of the likely supply of vaccine in near future, the vaccination programme for 18-45 age group will be taken up in a systematic and phased manner to prioritize coverage of high-risk and vulnerable groups.
For the 18-45 age group, the higher risk and vulnerable groups have been identified which include, shopkeepers, dhabawallas, hoteliers waiters, service providers, people engaged in door-to-door work, drivers, conductors, journalists, faculty staff, workers of the universities/colleges, Government employees on COVID or in active field duty, construction workers registered with Construction Workers Board, tourism sector workers, people with disabilities (PwD), widows, single mothers, orphans and persons with co-morbid conditions, the meeting was informed.
It was further given that to ensure smooth immunisation of prioritized groups, special vaccination centers will be opened in specific locations .
The officers of the concerned departments were instructed to prepare the data of the prospective beneficiaries so they are covered in shortest possible time.
Pertinently, the vaccination drive for this group will begin from 25th May in the UT and within the target groups the high-risk groups will be vaccinated on priority.