28 lakh high-risk people will be vaccinated for COVID in the first three phases in JK- The New Indian Express


JAMMU: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has come up with an elaborate plan for the COVID-19 vaccination program and 28 lakh high-risk people will be vaccinated in the first three stages across union territory, officials said Friday.

“About 1 lakh health workers will be covered in the first phase of the COVID vaccination program. In the second phase, about 7 lakh frontline workers will be covered,” said Atal Dulloo, finance commissioner for health and medical education.

The third phase will cover 20 lakh beneficiaries of the high-risk population, he added.

Dulloo, who led the health department’s response to the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir, said the vaccine will be administered through the CoWin dashboard platform which will help monitor the entire vaccination process.

CoWin is a mobile app that will help monitor the entire vaccination process.

“Once introduced, vaccination will need to be done through pre-registration and no on-site registration will be allowed,” Dulloo said.

“Jammu and Kashmir has identified approximately 4,000 vaccination sites. There are more than 5,000 trained vaccinators and 19,000 potential vaccinators under the COVID vaccination program,” he said.

“The cold chain and logistics assessment for the COVID-19 vaccine has been carried out and the Union territory has 987 ice-coated refrigerators (ILRs), 795 freezers, 11 solar refrigerators, five walk-in coolers and one freezer walk-in, “he said.

Dulloo said the ability to deliver 100 vaccines per site per day – on top of the ability to deliver 4.5 lakh vaccines per day – has been fixed, he said.