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Many hospital staff treating the sickest patients during the first wave of the pandemic were left traumatised by the experience, a

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PMCH, NMCH and AIIMS-Patna get ready for Covid vaccination drive, Health News, ET HealthWorld

PATNA: With the arrival of the much-awaited consignment of vaccines against the pandemic Covid 19, the three important hospitals in the state capital designated as vaccination centres completed their preparations for the mega immunisation drive to be launched on January 16.

The front line healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff of these hospitals would be vaccinated in the first phase.

The PMCH, the largest hospital of the state has created five vaccination centres for its 3,600 doctors and staff, said its superintendent Dr Bimal Karak.

He said the guidelines issued by the government would be followed strictly. The five vaccination centres are in Tata ward, Hathuwa ward, cottage and surgery and paediatrics department.

“A rehearsal for the vaccination was organised in cottage, surgery and paediatrics departments,” added Karak.

The PMCH principal Dr VP Choudhary said separate teams were constituted for each vaccination centre. “Those doctors or staff who would be on leave or in home-isolation after being tested positive would be vaccinated later when they resume their duties,” he added.

Altogether 2,500 health workers including doctors, paramedics, sanitation and other employees and medical students will be vaccinated at the Nalanda medical college and hospital (

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