The Delhi government has directed all public and private medical facilities to finish enrolling their healthcare workers by December 5 midnight for a COVID-19 vaccine, which should be available in a few weeks.
According to sources, many registered and non-registered facilities have already submitted this data as the process had started in October.
The government-run facilities that have not completed the task been told to upload the data on Delhi State Health Mission website — https://dshm.delhi.gov.in. Private health facilities will have to seek login access to submit the names.
Healthcare workers include all medical, para-medical, supporting, security, sanitation and administration staff at centre of allopathy, dentistry, Ayush, physiotherapy, diagnostic and radiology labs.
The directive comes amid similar exercises being held across states, which recently attended a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on evaluating their preparedness for a vaccine rollout, including cold storage facilities and syringe availability.
India has eight potential vaccine candidates, of which three are indigenous.
According to the centre, a vaccine would be available in a few weeks and would be first administered to about 1 crore health workers, then 2 crore frontline workers and then high-risk individuals.