Second lot of 2.65 lakh Covid vaccines arrived in state on Wednesday by regular flight, said State Immunization Officer Dr Amar Singh Thakur.
Dr Thakur said that the Central Government has sent the second lot of Covid vaccine for Chhattisgarh by regular Mumbai-Raipur flight on Wednesday. The flight arrived at 1:40 pm at Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur. As many as 23 boxes containing 2.65 lakh doses of Covid vaccine were received here and the health department immediately shifted the vaccine to storage site.
State Health Minister T S Singhdeo, National Health Care Mission Director Dr Priyanka Shukla, State Immunisation Officer Dr Amar Singh Thakur, and Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Meera Baghel received the vaccine at the Airport.
At present 97 vaccination centres are active in state through which over 9000 Health Care Workers (HCW) are targeted to be administered vaccines on the third day of vaccination. Large number of frontline workers expected to get vaccinated through all the vaccination centres. After vaccination all the HCW were kept under observation for 30 minutes to notice any change in health and to trace Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI).
As per information received from health department six AEFI cases were detected each in Janjgir-Champa, Kanker, Raipur, Rajnandgaon and two cases in Surguja. These candidates experienced giddiness, fever and other symptoms. Later they were released from hospital after their condition was normalized.
Dr Nitin M Nagarkar, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur informed that Covid Vaccine is safe and he has taken the vaccine on the first day. He discharged all his duties and also performed two operations after the vaccination on next day. Mild fever, body pain and other symptoms are normal and those are expected after every vaccination. He appealed health workers to come forward and get vaccinated as it is free for HCW.
\Health care worker normalised after she feels giddiness after vaccination
A health care worker Devki Sonwani experienced little giddiness after vaccination and was taken care by the team of Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI). Later her condition was normalized and was released from hospital. At present she is normal informed sources in Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital.