This is the biggest vaccine drive ever organised on a single day anywhere in the world said Dr G.Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana who was the Chief Guest at the Mega Vaccine Drive organised jointly by Cyberabad Police, SCSC(The Society for Cyberabad Security Council) and Medicover.
If we have reached this position not just because of Health Care Professionals but also the police for maintaining strict lockdown. I haven’t ever seen the health care department working so closely with the police, the Senior official of the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare said.
We have inoculated 52 lakh people in the Telangana state so far. Our target is to vaccinate the 2.75 crore population of the state. That means we need 5.5 crore jabs. We have over 1000 Vaccination centres across the state. In the coming days, we will be able to vaccinate ten lakh people in a single day.
If the private sector also joins we will be able to vaccinate 12 to 13 lakh people every day. With 2.75 crores to be vaccinated, we will be able to vaccinate the entire state in just 30 days Dr G. Srinivas Rao told the people assembled
To manage this they have booked 3 halls at Hitex. One hall is exclusively reserved for senior citizens. People availed of Covaxin some their second dose and many their first dose. We had 300 vaccination stations in all the three halls put together. We have pressed into the service of 700 nurses. We arranged a 5-bed emergency facility in case of any exigencies.
We have kept 10 ambulances ready to transport any emergency patients to the hospitals. 300 admin staff of Medicover and 150 volunteers from SCSC facilities the smooth management of vaccinating the biggest number of people on the globe in a single day in a single venue.
Around 40,000 people are vaccinated by evening by the time this report is filed. It was a joint initiative of Cyberabad Police, SCSC and Medicover. The entire event was planned and executed in just 7 days. Near 1650 people–nurses, doctors, volunteers, admin staff and police to put up this mega vaccination drive which Dr Gadala Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health, Govt of Telangana termed as the World’s Largest Single-Day Single Venue Vaccination Drive Vaccinating 40,000 people.
Different time slots were allocated all through the day. Nursing stations were set up for Lactating Mothers. An emergency ward with 5 beds in each hall and Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for Guests who come for the Vaccination.
This Mega Vaccination Drive is another feather in the cap of Cyberabad Police, SCSC who is known for many mega drives like this. Vaccination is the best weapon available to equip the public to fight Covid.