9,500 health workers added to vaccine list, Health News, ET HealthWorld


Lucknow: 9,500 health workers added to vaccine listLucknow: Nearly 9,500 more beneficiaries in the district have been added in the list of healthcare workers, who will get Covid shots in the ongoing mass vaccination drive.

This was revealed after the district health authorities released the revised figures of healthcare and frontline workers in the city. Till now, the list had names of around 59,000 healthcare workers and 45,000 frontline workers in the district, but now the updated figures are 68,519 and 43,119 respectively. While the figure of healthcare workers has increased by 9519, the number of frontline workers has dropped by 1,689.

Altogether, there are 1.11 lakh healthcare and frontline workers in the district in the list of beneficiaries. Earlier, the total number was 1.04 lakh

“The number of health workers was increased as many private hospitals and medical institutions provided us revised figures when Co-WIN portal was reopened for registration last month on the directions of state authorities,” said chief medical officer Dr Sanjay Bhatnagar.

The number of frontline workers dropped as names of the employees who have retired or transferred to other places have been removed.

After analysing the updated numbers, it came to the fore that 33,246 (48%) healthcare workers and 8,608 (20%) have so far completed the two-dose vaccination course.

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