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Covid vaccination awareness programmes held

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By EMN Updated: Feb 15, 2021 11:01 pm
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Robert Odyuo receiving the Covid vaccine in Dimapur on Feb. 15.

Dimapur, Feb. 15 (EMN): An awareness and sensitisation programme on Covid-19 vaccination was held at Sumi Baptist Church, Nito Mount, and 8th NAP, Naltoqa, Zunheboto district on February 15. An update from the Zunheboto CMO’s office informed that Dr. K Akaho Sema, CMO, Zunheboto motivated to the people to get vaccinated and ‘not miss the opportunity’. It said that he gave a detailed explanation on the Covishield vaccine and how the doses are administered. He also appealed to all the participants to get vaccinated in order to stay safe and to protect oneself, family and neighbours, citing that frontline workers are in the high risk exposure. He also gave a detailed report on the number of healthcare workers in India, Nagaland who have been vaccinated for the first dose so far, and the number of healthcare workers vaccinated in Zunheboto.

Meanwhile, the second dose of Covid vaccination began at Community Health Center in Medziphema on February 15, where SMO Dr. Nosezol Sezo and 27 other beneficiaries, who received the first vaccine shots on January 18, were administered the second dose. A total number of 15 frontline workers also received their first Covid vaccination dose today on February 15.

District nodal officer (SW) for Covid vaccination, who is also the CDPO (Urban) Dimapur, Robert Odyuo has on Monday urged the Anganwadi workers and helpers to avail the vaccine provided by the government free of cost. Odyuo urged them ‘not to believe rumours and hearsays,’ a DPRO update informed. He also received the received the Covid vaccination at District Hospital Dimapur on February 15.

A sensitisation programme for frontline workers on Covid-19 vaccination was conducted by the Health department at Town Hall Mokokchung on February 13. The sensitisation was given to Mokokchung police (DEF), 2nd NAP (ACoy), Prisons, Home Guards and Civil Defense, Mokokchung Police (Wireless). In the programme Dr. Kibangkumba, deputy CMO Mokokchung delivered the key note address on Covid-19 vaccine while the resource person for the programme was Dr. Temsuyanger, ZLO and MO, DMHP, Mokokchung.

Moreover, vaccination for the armed forces of the 40th Assam Rifles, Wokha battalion and Chukitong out-post was held on February 15, 2021 at the 40th Assam Rifles, Wokha headquarters and Chukitong, PHC respectively.

Altogether, 92 army personnel and four other frontline workers were administered the vaccine. Regimental Medical Officer 40th Assam Rifles, Dr. Robin Goyal, said that people are apprehensive to take the vaccine but he informed that it is “perfectly safe.” Goyal shared that he along with his boys had taken the vaccine without any problem, and appealed to everyone to come forward to take the vaccine.

District Immunisation Officer, Wokha, Dr. Khelito Zhimomi also informed that the second dose of Covid vaccine for the healthcare workers had begun on February 15 at Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 15, 2021 11:01:48 pm