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Staff Trained To Handle Any Adverse Effects Post Vaccination, Say Delhi Hospital Authorities

According to Sahar Qureshi, Medical Superintendent, Max Super Speciality Hospital, a dedicated team will be at vaccination sites to take care of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI)

Staff Trained To Handle Any Adverse Effects Post Vaccination, Say Delhi Hospital Authorities
Highlights
  • 81 sites in Delhi have been chosen for the vaccination drive
  • Each person will be observed for at least 30 minutes after the immunisation
  • Over 8,000 healthcare workers to be immunised every scheduled day in Delhi

New Delhi: From making bed arrangements to training staff, contingency measures have been taken by hospitals in Delhi to address the situation if any adverse effects are found in a person after administering a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, authorities at various facilities said on Friday (January 15). The vaccination roll-out is set to begin from Saturday (January 16) across the country, and 81 sites in Delhi have been chosen for the exercise. These centres, with nearly an even split of government and private hospitals, include six central government facilities – AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital, Kalawati Saran Children Hospital and two ESI hospitals.

Also Read: Better To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In A Gap Of 6-8 Weeks, Says Dr Suresh Jadhav Of Serum Institute of India

The rest 75 centres, spanning all 11 districts of Delhi, include Delhi government-run facilities, such as LNJP Hospital, GTB Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, DDU Hospital, BSA Hospital, Delhi State Cancer Institute, ILBS Hospital; and private facilities, such as Max Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Each centre or site, will consist of a waiting room, vaccination room and an observation room. Every person will be observed for at least 30 minutes after the immunisation.

There is a separate area for post-vaccination observation with 10 beds and 20 chairs with emergency equipment. Staff have been trained on handling Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI). Also, the nodal officer AEFI with identified staff, has already been trained, said Dr D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Anaphylaxis kit and AEFI management kits ready and are also in place, he said.

AEFI in general include, headache, inflammation, fever, pain in arm or body pain or vomiting, which can happen after regular vaccination too, doctors said, adding, observation of patients post-vaccination is a regular practice. Sahar Qureshi, Medical Superintendent, Max Super Speciality Hospital, said,

We are prepared for the vaccination, all the sites are ready as per the government guidelines. We have all the places ready, whether it is pre-vaccination waiting area, vaccination observation area, vaccination room and our AEFI rooms, he said.

A dedicated team will be there to take care of AEFI, and the emergency team will be heading the unit, where if any patient exhibits any kind of adverse reaction, they will be attended to immediately, from the “mildest of infection to most sever one”, which will be addressed immediately, he said.

Also Read: Health And Frontline Workers Take The First Jab Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Feel ‘Safe And Proud’

AEFI staffs were trained by the government officials, and they were called and were told about what is expected from them, Max hospital authorities said.

They were given formal training, and even for the inoculation, nursing staff will be there to check, what is required from them, the doctor said.

At Akash Hospital too, observation beds and chairs, 10 reclining beds and 10 chairs, have been put up, especially for such contingencies, authorities said. At Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) an ‘adverse effects committee’ consist of 15 doctors who will look after such cases, and they are full equiped to handle them, said H S Chhabra, Medical Director, ISIC.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the Delhi government is fully prepared for the vaccination roll-out starting January 16, with over 8,000 healthcare workers to be immunised every scheduled day in the national capital, in the first phase of the exercise. India’s drugs regulator has approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country. A senior official on Thursday had said Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield will be administered at 75 centres while Bharat Biotech-made Covaxin doses will be given at the remaining six facilities in Delhi.

Also Read: Coronavirus Explainer: What Are Adverse Events Post COVID-19 Immunisation

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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