N24 Correspondent, DOTI:- The health condition of 33 people who have been given the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus in the Doti district of western Nepal is critical.
According to the District Health Office, Doti, 33 out of 877 who have been given the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus are experiencing health problems. Ramesh Malasi, chief of the District Health Office, Doti, said that they were suffering from general fever, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea.
It is said that all of them have returned to their regular work as the general effect was seen only for a short time.
The health officials said that the presence of health workers and women health volunteers who have been coming to the hospital for the last few days to vaccinate against corona has been encouraging. Surya Bista, a health worker at the District Health Office, said that there are more female health workers than male health workers.
According to him, 532 women and 345 men have been vaccinated. Health workers from all over the district have been vaccinated at the local level in the vaccination campaign against corona that started on Wednesday. The vaccination campaign is being conducted in the district hospital premises.
A total of 1,620 doses of vaccine have been received in the district, according to the hospital. A total of 1,526 people including health workers, other health workers, women health volunteers, sanitation workers and ambulance drivers will be vaccinated in the first phase as determined by the government, said Ramesh Malasi, chief of the District Health Office, Doti.
He said, “We are vaccinating health workers, sanitation workers and drivers in the first phase, then we will vaccinate others as per the government’s instructions.”
Though it was decided to vaccinate the district only till Monday, the time has been extended till January 7.
The hospital has stated that the time has been extended by a few days as per the decision of the Covid Vaccine Management and Monitoring Committee as there are still some numbers to be vaccinated.
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