Bhubaneswar: The state Government on Saturday wrote a letter to all district Collectors and Municipal Commissioner asking them to wait for training of healthcare workers before commencing COVID-19 vaccination of expectant mothers.
In the letter, the Health and Family Welfare Department said, “Yesterday, we received a letter from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department along with a guidance note on COVID vaccination of pregnant women. The MoHFW communicated that an orientation of all states will be conducted shortly. After that, district-level healthcare personnel will be oriented on the said guidelines.”
Hence, all districts Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMOs) and Public Health Officers (PHOs) are requested to wait till training of healthcare managers and workers on the MoHFW guidelines is done before commencing vaccination of expectant mothers.