Mahesh Sharma to be the first Indian MP to receive COVID-19 vaccine on January 16


In a first, Gautam Buddha Nagar MP, Dr Mahesh Sharma will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on January 16 (Saturday). Sharma also chaired a meeting with district doctors on the vaccination campaign. Meanwhile, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines reached Noida on Thursday amid heightened security. Preparations for vaccinations are in full swing in the district.

Up to eight Internet kiosks have been identified for the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. vaccination campaign. The eight booths are: Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Sharda Hospital, Children’s PGI, District Hospital, JayPee Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Reality Hospital and Kailash Hospital. According to the strategy, up to 100 health workers will be vaccinated at each stand.

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Health workers receive special trainingA total of 48 health workers were deployed to the eight web kiosks. The staff will check the identity cards of the beneficiaries, who will go to the stand and then vaccinate them. There will be six health workers at each stand, who received immunization training on Wednesday.

Noida is expected to receive 26,898 vaccinesThe number of health workers registered on the COVID portal is 24,453. According to the head of the health department, 10% more vaccines will be available compared to the total registered. This step was taken taking into account the failure situation of certain vaccines. As a result, the district will receive 26,898 vaccines. Officials said that with the increase in the number of staff, the number of vaccines will also be increased.

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