Tight security at vaccination centres in Telangana, Health News, ET HealthWorld

HYDERABAD: Right from identifying and setting up Covid vaccination sites in the state and ensuring that there is no theft of the vaccine, heavy police deployment has been planned. Cops will be responsible for security and maintaining law and order at the cold chain points, during transportation of the vaccine and at the vaccine sites.

This is part of the microplan laid down by the district task force for the roll-out of the vaccine.

As per the plan, government health facilities, private health facilities having more than 100 healthcare staff, schools, community halls, gram panchayat and municipality buildings will be vaccination sites for the rollout of the Covid vaccine in the state.

The district task force has laid stress on the need for having a stringent vigilance mechanism. “State and District administrations need to ensure adequate safety and security arrangements for the vaccines at the following sites — all cold chain points, during vaccine transport at all levels, at session sites. Stringent vigilance mechanism to be in place to prevent pilferage and theft. Any such activity to be immediately officially reported and prompt action initiated with clear accountability,” the plan document says.





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