The centre has written to states to constitute committees for coordination and overseeing COVID-19 vaccination drive. It’s written in the letter a coordination mechanism needs to be established at Sate and District level it has been suggested to have Sate Steering Committee that will oversight on planning and implementation of various activities and ensuring inter departmental coordination with all the departments and mobilization of resources. State task forces (STF) led by additional Chief Secretary Principal Secretary (Health), and a district task force (DTF) which is headed by the district magistrate.
An annexure attached with the letter outlines the terms of references for the committee’s in State steering committee will involve all departments concerned that involve preparatory phase and implementation phase.
“Ensure active engagement of other line departments for various activities related to COVID-19 vaccine introduction as and when the vaccine is made available.” The letter issued stated
“Devise innovative strategies for improving community engagement ‘Jan Bhagidaari’ for improved coverage of COVID-19 vaccine.”it said