Indian Naval Hospital Ship (INHS) Kasturi, a Lonavala-based naval hospital, launched Covid-19 vaccination programme for healthcare staff of Lonavala navy station beginning this week.
INHS Kasturi is a fundamental specialty hospital of Southern Naval Command colocated with INS Shivaji, offering well being companies to INS Shivaji and on the Lonavala air pressure station.
Around 55 healthcare staff, together with assist employees of the hospital and Lonavala navy station, had been prioritised as beneficiaries for vaccination within the first section. All vaccinated beneficiaries can be given the second dose after 28 days and issued with certificates as per the prevailing coverage.
The vaccination session was inaugurated by INS Shivaji Commanding Officer and Lonavala Station Commander Commodore Ravnish Seth, in presence of Surgeon Captain Athar Mohd, Commanding Officer of INHS Kasturi.
All beneficiaries had been apprised of the security and advantages of the vaccine and offered handouts on the identical. The programme was tele-monitored by the tehisil well being officer (Maval). The occasion was performed adhering to social distancing norms and different Covid-19-related precautions.
Meanwhile, on the event of the Republic Day, a wreath-laying ceremony and a ceremonial parade had been held at INS Shivaji. Commodore Seth laid a wreath on the INS Shivaji War Memorial to pay tribute to the martyrs and, thereafter, reviewed the ceremonial parade.