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End of the wait – Start of vaccination against Covid-19 at IMS and Sum hospital


Bhubaneswar: An air of happiness and relief reigned at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan School of Medicine (SOA), here on Saturday where the Covid-19 vaccine inoculation campaign Covaxin was started with the vice of SOA -Chancellor and eminent neurosurgeon Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra receiving the first blow.

Bhubaneswar: An air of happiness and relief reigned at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan School of Medicine (SOA), here on Saturday where the Covid-19 Covaxin vaccine inoculation campaign took place. was launched with the Vice-Chancellor of SOA and the eminent neurosurgeon Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra receiving the first blow.

“It’s a day we’ve been waiting for over six months. I am happy to be vaccinated and it is a matter of satisfaction that our hospital has been chosen as the clinical trial center for Covaxin, ”Professor Mahapatra told the media after being vaccinated.

He was kept under compulsory observation for 30 minutes before going out to meet with reporters.

When asked how he felt after taking the photo, Professor Mahapatra said there was no side effect and he felt good. “It is an inactivated but effective virus. No one should be afraid to take the vaccine because it is needed to fight the Corona virus which has affected our lives so much, ”he said.

“The side effect of this vaccine is minimal and there is no reason to be afraid. When we are not afraid to ride a bike and fly although there is every chance of an accident, why should we be afraid to get the vaccine, ”he said, adding that he would take the second dose of the vaccine after 28 days.

On the first day, around 100 health workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and sanitation workers, were vaccinated at IMS and SUM hospital, one of six selected centers. in the capital where vaccination had started. Two vaccines, Covaxin and Covishield were given to Odisha, of which only Covaxin was given at IMS and SUM hospital.

In addition to Prof. Mahapatra, several doctors representing IMS and SUM Hospital and SUM Ultimate Medicare were present at the launch of the vaccination campaign. They included Dr Banamber Ray, Head of the Critical Care Medicine Department at SUM Ultimate Medicare, Professor Gangadhar Sahu, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital, Professor Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Hospital Medical Superintendent, the Professor Ajay Kumar Jena, Additional The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Rajesh Lenka, Additional Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Professor Trilochan Sahu, Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Professor E. Venkat Rao, Principal Investigator of the Covaxin clinical trial in hospital and Dr. Pradipta Patra, professor in the department of immunology and rheumatology.

Six temporary halls were set up in the hospital for the launch of the vaccine with two halls reserved for the registration of vaccine recipients, two halls for vaccination and two halls where recipients would be required to rest for 30 minutes before starting. be allowed to go. Although no problems were anticipated, separate beds and all emergency requirements to deal with any requirements following the vaccination had been put in place.

SOA was also at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 in Odisha as it managed four Covid hospitals and two Covid care centers in collaboration with the state government with more than 2,200 beds. Hospitals were set up in Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara, Talcher and Chandpur while CCCs were operating in Jamujhari and Jatni.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Considered the achievements of the University in a nutshell

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Reputed to be an academic here has jumped four places to be ranked among the 20 best universities in the country that the rankings in the different categories by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2020 were announced by Union Minister for Human Resources Development Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in June 2020.

End of the wait - Start of vaccination against Covid-19 at IMS and Sum hospital

In the Engineering Category, SOA has been classified 34e while in the category for Medical colleges it was placed 23rd in the country this year. The faculty of SOA dental science, which entered the ranking process for the first time this year, was ranked 12e. According to the new ranking for 2020, the faculties of medical and dental sciences at the university are the best of these institutions in Odisha.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan reputed to be a university, counted among the leading higher education institutions in the country, has been ranked among the top 50 in India last QS India University Rankings 2020. SOA was also ranked 15e among the 50 best reputable universities in the country last Outlook-ICARE India University Ranking for 2019, making it the top ranked university in Odisha.

The department of the Institute for Technical Education and Research (ITER), SOA, has now become the 4e institute in the country to get 3 of its programs accredited by the renowned Engineering and Technology Accreditation Board (ABET), United States. Adding yet another feather to her luminous hat, SOA was ranked Fourth in the country in the Swachh campus ranking for 2019 conducted by the Ministry of HRD.

Nine different institutions operate under the umbrella of SOA and offer 95 university programs in engineering and technology, medical sciences, dental sciences, management sciences, hospital administration, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, nursing, hotel and tourism management, legal studies and agricultural sciences. About 12,000 students, including from six different countries, study at the university.

Main features of SOA University

• 127 acre campus

• 4.47.395 m². Built-up area

• 13 research centers

• 38 research laboratories

• 197 e-activated classrooms

• Ultramodern auditorium with 1,400 seats alongside four other auditoriums

• 10 student activity centers

• Connectivity to several ISPs (more than 2 Gbit / s)

• Fully Wi-Fi campus

• 37 national collaborations

• 27 international collaborations

• High-end multidisciplinary research in emerging fields

• Fully automated libraries with extensive print learning resources

• Adequate electronic resources with electronic databases

• Scholarship for doctoral and postdoctoral programs

• Grant for deserving students

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