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Covid-19: Nagaland receives 1200 oxygen cylinders

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 22, 2021 1:28 am
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2,52 lakh vaccine doses administered in the state

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 21 (EMN):
Nagaland state received 1200 oxygen cylinders — 400 D-type and 800 B-Type – manufactured by Rama Cylinders Private Limited on Friday, informed State government’s spokespersons for Covid-19, Neiba Kronu and Mmhonlumo Kikon.

It was informed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted the consignments up to Jorhat in Assam before it was transported by roll-on roll-off trucks to state depot for oxygen cylinders at Chümoukedima, Dimapur. The consignment was escorted by Nagaland Police.

The consignments were procured by Nagaland Health Project (NHP) and aided by World Bank, it was informed.

With this, the number of oxygen cylinders available in the State has augmented significantly over the past 10 days, as D-type cylinders have increased from 402 to 1014 and B-type cylinders to 2344 from earlier 1533.

More cylinders for the State are said to be on the way and the number of oxygen concentrators stands at 420, it was informed.

The state depot for oxygen cylinders is now functional at Police Complex Chümoukedima, Dimapur to facilitate smooth movement of oxygen cylinders to other districts and also to reduce the turn-around time for refilling.

Meanwhile, government sources informed that random testing was carried out at Wakching Block, Tizit Block and Mon town in Mon district and Tseminyu in Kohima district. The test results are awaited.

5.51 lakh registered for vaccine

Kronu, who is also the minister of planning, LR & Parliamentary Affairs, and Kikon, advisor of IT&ST and NRE, informed that a total of 2, 52, 357 (2.52 lakh) doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in Nagaland state as of 3 pm on Friday.

These figures include both first and second dose.

As many as 25,007 healthcare workers (HCWs) and 72,256 frontline workers (FLWs) from the state had registered on the CoWIN App, and there are 4,54,527 people in the 45 and above age group as per 2011 census.

However, only 15,314 healthcare workers (HCWs) have received first dose of vaccine, which is 61.23%; while 56,438 frontline workers (FLWs) have got their first shots (78.10%); 1,19,376 from 45 and above age group (26.03%); and 7,298 people belonging to 18-44 age group have received their first dose of Covishield till date.

Out of this, 10172 HCWs have received their second dose (40.07%), FLWs- 27868 (38.06%); and 45 years and above- 15891 (3.05%).

Out of 5,51,790 registered from the state, a total of 1,98,426 (36%) have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and 53,931 (9.8%) have received both the doses, it stated.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 22, 2021 1:28:27 am