ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Since the commencement of the COVID inoculation process, 27,228 Front Line Healthcare Workers (FLHCWs) have been vaccinated for COVID-19, it was apprised in the Meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) held in Islamabad on Wednesday morning.
Of them, 21,121 FLHCWs have been vaccinated in Sindh, 4,458 in Punjab, 691 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 274 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 239 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 312 Gilgit Baltistan (GB), and 133 in Balochistan.
The FLHCWs can check their eligibility by sending their CNIC number to 1166 or visit nims.nadra.gov.pk website.
In the first step, a confirmation message containing Adult Vaccine Center (AVC) and a Pin Code will be sent whereas in the second step the FLHCW will be informed about his appointment for vaccination at the designated AVC.
In the third step, he or she will visit the AVC along with his or her CNIC and Pin Code. The Health Staff at the AVC will confirm their appointment and verify CNIC and pin code.
The FLHCW will be vaccinated upon his turn. In the next step, the vaccination staff will confirm vaccine entry in NIMS, and confirmation SMS will be sent.
Finally, the FLHCW will have to stay for 30 minutes for monitoring after vaccination at the AVC.
Moreover, in the case of double shot vaccine, the message will be sent after seven days.
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In its meeting, the NCOC took a very comprehensive overview of vaccine administration progress to frontline health care workers and particularly various operational and administrative issues needing prompt action after the start of the vaccine on February 3, 2021.
An elaborate and well-defined procedure laid down by the NCOC was shared with all stakeholders.
However the same was not strictly followed by some, resulted in violations. This was taken cognizance of and provinces asked to ensure compliance as per the agreed guidelines and procedures
The NCOC Vaccine Nerve Centre National Immunization Management System (NIMS) identified various violations and irregularities in vaccine administration.
The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the NIMS was established to oversee the entire vaccine administration process and ensuring transparency and data accuracy.
The NCOC will ensure the implementation of the vaccine strategy already shared with all stakeholders.
Only the FLHCWs who are saving precious lives and registered in the resource management system by provincial health departments are authorized to be administered the vaccine in this phase of vaccination.
No one else is allowed to bypass the NIMS / RMS vaccine system. The complete vaccine administration record is maintained in the system for tracking and ensuring transparency.