The Meghalaya government has identified around 25, 000 health workers who will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine on priority, as and when the first batch is rolled out.
In accordance with the directions of the central government, Meghalaya has enlisted around 25,000 healthcare workers, both public and private, who would be covered during the first phase of vaccination, Health Commissioner and Secretary Sampath Kumar said.
Among others, the National Health Mission state chief, representatives from the Social Welfare Department, Urban Affairs Department, UNDP, WHO and various religious organisations attended the meet.
The Centre is yet to send more details on the vaccine that is supposed to be administered, Kumar said.
He added that advance planning and preparation is necessary, considering the magnitude of the exercise.