Ambulance service for Covid vaccination outreach launched in Dimapur
Dimapur, June 8 (EMN): The chief medical officer (CMO), Dimapur, Dr. I Moatemjen on Tuesday launched an ambulance service for Covid vaccination outreach sessions in urban areas at SD Jain School, Marwari Patti.
The ambulance service was initiated by Jain Samaj Dimapur in collaboration with CMO’s office, Dimapur, to accelerate the Covid vaccination, an update from the CMO’s office stated.
While stating that it is difficult to be prepared for any pandemic or disaster, Dr. Moatemjen exuded confidence that any pandemic or disaster could be overcome when a community such as Jain Samaj takes upon its social responsibilities and comes forward to assist the department.
He expressed disappointment on the attitude of local people who, instead of coming forward for Covid-19 vaccine, spread rumours and misinformation, while majority of the non-Nagas have availed the vaccine. As per data, he informed that most of the Covid deaths were locals who were not vaccinated, whereas few Covid deaths were reported from the non-Nagas.
He also pointed out that ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’ side of many individuals and organisations could be seen through the Covid-19 pandemic. He also added that the pandemic has brought communities closer and together.
He added that Jain Samaj has always been working with the Medical department not only during this pandemic but also in the fight to eliminate polio and vector borne diseases in the past. He hoped that the Jain Samaj would continue their good deeds and continue to collaborate with the department in the future as well.
Also speaking at the programme, secretary of SD Jain Charitable Clinic Narender Jain expressed happiness to collaborate with the CMO office in the fight against the Covid pandemic. He also expressed gratitude towards the Health department for allotting a vaccination centre at Jain Charitable Centre.
He hoped that the ambulance service would help to speed up Covid vaccination especially in urban areas. He also acknowledged the donors for their generosity.
President of Jain Samaj, Om Prakash Sethi, while assuring continued support to the Medical department, urged the department to call upon the Samaj for any future health activities without hesitation.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Rebecca, DPO, UIP/RCH. Dr. Benchilo, DTO Dimapur, and Rajesh, UNDP, were also present at the programme.
After the programme, CMO formally launched the ambulance service.