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Press Release No. 35318-01-2021
Hubballi
Press Release No. 353, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ON SWR VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 IN FIRST PHASE

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

        प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 353  Dt: 18.01.2021                     

HEALTH CARE WORKERS o­n SWR VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 IN FIRST PHASE

Indian Railways has started preparations for getting its Health Care workers and frontline employees vaccinated against COVID-19 as per the list being compiled in all Indian Railways’ zones.

On South Western Railway, Covid -19 vaccination sites have started functioning from today (18.01.2021) morning at Central Hospital, Hubballi and Railway Hospital, Mysuru.  Session site at Railway Hospital Bengaluru is planned to be operational from 20.01.2021.

100 Health Care workers are being vaccinated per day in each of the Hospitals at Hubbali and Mysuru.  About 380 Railway Health Care Workers at Hubballi and 174 Railway Health Care Workers at Mysuru will be vaccinated.  A total of 160 Railway Health Care Workers are will be vaccinated at Bengaluru.

A second session site for Central Hospital, Hubballi and a session site at Health Unit, Shivamogga Town will start functioning o­n receipt of Login ID. The Health unit at Shivamoga will cater to both railway as well as non railway Health care workers.

As India's largest vaccination drive was rolled out, o­n South Western Railway Dr. Prajna Barapatre, ACHD, Central Hospital, Hubballi was the first to take the shot. There was a very good response from the health care workers of the hospital including many senior doctors. After vaccination, all were observed for 30 minutes for any adverse reaction.

Database of healthcare workers of Railway hospital unfolding Doctors, nurses and other staff are fed in COWin portal. The persons register so far will get SMS communicating their Vaccine session site and date. Similarly identified centres also get datewise list of people to be vaccinated.

On the given day, by producing photo ID card, the person can get himself/herself vaccinated at the nominated vaccine session site and data is entered into the portal. In the first phase all front line workers are being covered, which includes Railway health care workers as all the Divisional Railway hospitals were nominated as COVID hospitals.

South Western Railway has treated over 3000 patients in the three Covid-19 nominated hospitals at Hubballi, Bengaluru and Mysuru. Dr. Vilas Gunda, Principal Chief Medical Director is monitoring the distribution and administering of the vaccines at the Railway Hospitals.

Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager/SWR has said that all infrastructure arrangements for administering the Covid-19 vaccine is ready as per the instructions of the State Govt.


                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi





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