Nagaland to intensify COVID-19 vaccination drive

Persons with disabilities have also been requested to contact healthcare workers in their area, who will give special priority to get them vaccinated.


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Nagaland is all set to intensify COVID-19 vaccination. In this regard, the Department of Health & Family Welfare notified on Monday that all the eligible beneficiaries should avail the opportunity to get the covishield vaccination.

The department said that it is conducting an intensified COVID vaccination drive from June 8 to June 18 wherein all health facilities and outreach session sites in urban colonies and villages will be covered from Monday to Friday.

Beneficiaries should contact their village/panchayat chairmen/MO i/c, ANM, ASHA, Anganwadi as to when the session will be conducted in their village/ colony. Other than those CVCs shared by district officials for online registration and booking, all other sessions will be on-site registration and vaccination.

Persons with disabilities have also been requested to contact healthcare workers in their area, who will give special priority to get them vaccinated. All beneficiaries have been advised to maintain COVID appropriate behavior.                                              
Meanwhile, the Nagaland Home department in a circular has informed all Heads of Departments (HoDs), including the offices of NIC, CSO, NCCD, SBI, BSNL and Post Office in the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Complex, Kohima, to submit list of officers and staff who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 till date.

The list may be submitted to the Home Department either in hard copy or email to homedepartmentgab1@.gmail.com latest by  June 8, 2021. 

Meanwhile, Nagaland Health Minister Pangyu Phom has a brief meeting with the medical officers of District Hospital, Dimapur on Monday at the Chapel Hall, DHD, to listen to grievances and also to take stock of the availability of equipment, medicines and other logistics.

Lauding the healthcare workers for rendering their selfless sacrifices in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, Phom assured for looking into their grievances according to the need based system.

Pointing out that every department has a system which cannot be bypassed, he advised them to send the requirements in the form of proposals. Expressing concern on the lack of CT scan and X-Ray machines at DHD, the minister directed the CMO and MS for submitting the proposal officially at the earlier and said that the department would provide the requirements.

First Published:June 8, 2021, 3:05 a.m.

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