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Karnali Province to get Covid-19 vaccines today

(FILE – In this July 27, 2020, file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. The U.S. is poised to give the green light as early as Friday, Dec. 18, to a second COVID-19 vaccine, a critical new weapon against the surging coronavirus. Doses of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health will give a much-needed boost to supplies as the biggest vaccination effort in the nation’s history continues. AP Photo: Hans Pennink)

KARNALI: Karnali Province having the total 10 districts will get 11,780 doses of Covid-19 vaccines today. In the first phase, those who are at the forefront against the infection including health workers and ambulance drivers would be vaccinated, said Dr Rabin Khadka, Director of the Health Directorate, Karnali Province.
“In the second phase, security personnel and media-persons will be administered the vaccine. All people of the province will get the vaccine sooner or later,” he said.
The Ministry of Health and Populations has deployed Director at National Tuberculosis Centre, Dr Anuj Bhattachan, as a coordinator of the vaccination campaign against the virus in the province. For the campaign, there would be coordination between the Health Directorate and the centre, he said. Preparations to vaccinate the infected people are underway and the process would move ahead soon, said Brish Bahadur Shahi, Chief of the Health Service Division, the Ministry of Social Development of the province.

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