Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana kickstarts the initiative
Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Telangana kickstarted the vaccination drive at the Mega Vaccine Drive at Hitex, organised jointly by Cyberabad Police, SCSC(The Society for Cyberabad Security Council) and Medicover
Dr Rao who is spearheading covid care in the state and was the chief guest for the event stated that covid will be under control and we get back to the pre-second wave situation in just a few days.
“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,” said Dr Rao.
Dr Rao lauded the efforts of VC Sajjnar, Police Commissioner of Cyberabad for all his efforts in facilitating the mega vaccine drive to secure lives.
R Govind Hari, General Secretary of Telangana Super Speciality Hospitals Association (TSSHA) appreciated Medicover for their initiative, excellent arrangements. “There are some hospitals coming forward to organise a similar drive in a function hall in the old city. I appeal to NGOs and Hospitals to join the hands of TSSHA in organising mega vaccination drives,” he said.
Krishna Yedula, Secretary-General, SCSC said that they took the help of technology to manage such a large number of people in the least possible time. It was a paperless, touchless, cashless and contactless vaccination drive. People could get jabbed in just 5 to 10 minutes without waiting in long queues. It was possible because of pre-registration, pre-online payment. All they had to do was to scan the QR code and proceed for the jab.”
Hari Krishna, Executive Director, Medicover Group of Hospitals India said this idea of mass vaccination was in our minds long before the vaccines were made available. Today by the time of the formal inauguration of the drive we have vaccinated 11000 people of 18 years and above. By morning we had 36,000 registrations. By the end of the day, we will surpass 40,000 vaccinations.
To manage three halls were booked at Hitex, Madhapur, Hyderabad. One hall has been 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 five-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,” Krishna said.
Krishna further mentioned, “We are happy we were able to do this with the support of everyone. Looking at the response, we would like to continue these drives at the same venues as well as in other cities/states–Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.”
Swarajya Lakshmi, DMHO, Ranga Reddy District praised Mr VC Sajjanar for always coming forward with many useful programs to society. I am happier than anyone else as this is happening in our Ranga Reddy District.
40,000 people are vaccinated by evening. 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 five beds in each hall and tea, coffee and biscuits were provided for guests who came for vaccination.
Dr Anil Krishna, MD; Dr Sharath Reddy, Executive Director; Mr Neeraj Lal, Group Sr VP; Mr Madish Deglokar, Chief Business Officer of Medicover Group and Veankteshwarlu, DCP, Madhapur and others graced the inaugural ceremony of the drive.