*DC Doda discusses modalities for roll out of Covid-19 vaccination to children of 15 to 18 years of age from Jan 3.* _Each student shall get vaccine jab at his own school._ *500 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant at Gandoh shall be commissioned by tomorrow.*

Publish Date : 10/01/2022
Doda, December 31; District Development Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma convened a meeting of health and school education department here at DC office Doda to discuss the modalities for roll out of vaccination of 15 to 18 year of age in the district.
It was given out that there are 133 government and private High Schools and 60 Govt and Private Higher Secondary Schools in the district, with 25190 students from class 9th to 12th. It was also given out that the target population of the age group between 15 to 18 years is 27841 in the district.
It was decided that 120 teams shall operate in different schools from January 3, the schedule of which shall be notified separately. Also Nodal officers have been appointed in each school for smooth conduct of vaccination programme.
Besides, present Covid-19 scenario was also discussed in the meeting. It was informed that 97% of the population above 18 years have been inoculated 2nd dose in the district. There is  0.16 positivity rate in the district and no Omicron case has been reported till date. Further it was informed that contact tracing for each positive Covid-19 case is 17.
DC was also informed that 500 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant has been installed at CHC Gandoh which is expected to be commissioned by tomorrow. 
Also to overcome the shortage of staff in Covid-19 containment efforts, it was decided that teaching staff shall only be engaged on rotation basis for three months below the rank of lectures wherever required strictly as per the government guidelines and directions. 
The meeting was attended by CMO Doda, DEPO Doda, DIO NIC Doda, District Information Officer Doda, District Epidemiologist,  officials of District covid cell and representatives of CSC.