Expecting the introduction of a vaccine against COVID-19 before long, the officials from the department are working on a micro plan, giving priority to healthcare workers and essential services staff who are at the frontline of the battle against the pandemic.
The State government has issued order directing that the activities should be reviewed for progress in a structured manner.
A State steering committee headed by the Chief Secretary is tasked with ensuring interdepartmental coordination and mobilisation of resources, while the task force headed by Health Secretary would undertake smooth implementation of vaccine introduction, monitoring and corrections. The district task force would be led by the district magistrate for overall management of the vaccine. The plan is being prepared on the directions of the Union Health Ministry. The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine would guide the officials concerned.