Mokokchung achieves 75% Covid vaccination
Dimapur, Aug. 26 (EMN): Mokokchung district achieved 75% Covid vaccination coverage and managed to tackle the pandemic with timely contact tracing and surveillance.
This was informed by the chief medical officer (CMO) of Mokokchung, Dr. R Chubala Aier, during the second quarter district review meeting of the Health department held in the CMO’s office on Thursday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the deputy CMO Dr. Aonungdok.
Dr. Chubala lauded the officials for giving their best efforts to prevent further spread of the virus in the district. She has attributed the success to collective efforts of the district task force, ward and village council chairmen, Ashas and AWWs. She was optimistic that the district could achieve 90% coverage within a few weeks’ time only if everyone put in more effort. She, therefore, called upon the members to concentrate on the number of unvaccinated people and not only on the percentage.
She also highlighted the importance of early testing and treatment, contract tracing and to do proper monitoring of health units within their jurisdiction. She further encouraged the members to work hard in the fight against the pandemic and to come up with new ideas and innovations.
Also speaking in the meeting, Dr. Ayangla Saku, DPO (UIP & RCH), stressed on the importance of Covid vaccination and submission of proper micro planning, while Dr. Aonungdok made a powerpoint presentation on the Covid-19 status of Mokokchung and Angelina Jungi, surveillance coordinator of Nishtha, spoke on the importance of an integrated health information platform (IHIP).
Limatenzuk, district coordinator of AB-PMJAY, also made a powerpoint presentation on the activities and beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
All the SMO and MO of CHC and PHC also made a powerpoint presentation on Covid-19 vaccination and testing, community Covid-19 care centre status, and VHND conducted in their respective areas.