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Nagaland: Covid vaccination launched across the state

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2021 12:19 am
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Dimapur, Jan. 16 (EMN): Along with the rest of thecountry, Nagaland  launched the Covid -19 vaccination on January 16. The vaccination programme in  Kohima was launched by the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, at Naga Hospital  Authority Kohima (NHAK), while the state Health minister  S Pangnyu Phom launched the programme at District Hospital Dimapur.

Dr. HT Sangtam receives the first Covid vaccine at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) in Mokokchung on January 16.

Mokokchung: In Mokokchung, the Covid-19 vaccination for healthcare workers was launched by the ADC Mokokchung, Shashank Singh, in the presence of Dr. Sathya Bhas Karan, WHO representative, at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) Mokokchung.

The programme was chaired by the chief medical officer (CMO), Mokokchung, Dr. R Chubala Aier, while the dedicatory prayer was said by Yanglu, associate pastor of Medical Fellowship. According to CMO, vaccination would be administered to the healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase.

Wokha: Wokha district task force administeredCovid-19 vaccination to 100 healthcare workers on January 16, which was launched by the deputy commissioner and chairman of district task force for Covid-19, Orenthung Lotha, at Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha town.

Speaking at the launching programme, the deputy commissioner stated that India has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in the world. As the healthcare workers would be administered the vaccine during the first phase, he expressed hope that it would act as a moral booster to all the people and encouraged the public to come forward to get the vaccine.

He also appealed to the churches, NGOs and stakeholders in the district to help in spreading awareness about the advantages of the vaccine in order to alleviate the burden of healthcare workers in fighting the pandemic.

In his keynote address, CMO Wokha, Dr. CW Tungoe stated that a total of 1666 beneficiaries have been identified for vaccination in the district. He added that a total of 100 beneficiaries would be vaccinated on the first day. He stated that the second dose would be administered after 28 days.

The launching programme was attended by presidents of Lotha Eloe Hoho, Lotha Youth Hoho and other officials. Rev. Abemo Jungio, senior pastor of Wokha Town Baptist Church, offered the dedicatory prayer for the vaccine.

Zunheboto: The first Covid-19 vaccination programme in Zunheboto district was held at town hall, Zunheboto, which was launched by the deputy commissioner, Peter Lichamo.

In a small launching programme attended by representatives from various civil bodies and government officers, the DC reminded the gathering to be thankful to scientists and all those involved in making the much awaited vaccine developed in such a short period of time. He also acknowledged the tireless efforts made by the frontline workers since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The vaccination launching programme was chaired by DTO (NTEP) Dr. Y Aron Sema, while the pastor of SBCZ Dr. Hutton Sumi pronounced the invocation.

DPO (RCH & UIP) Dr. M Nukshisangla Jamir welcomed the gathering and highlighted the procedures of the vaccination drive. She mentioned that the first phase of vaccination would be conducted for the medical department, healthcare workers and Social Welfare department, while the frontline workers would be vaccinated during the second phase followed by persons of above 50 years of age and persons with co-morbidity.

CMO Zunheboto Dr. K Akaho Sema was the first person to be vaccinated from the district. He stated that since the vaccination was yet to be clinically tried on the age group of below 18 years and pregnant women, the vaccination would not be administered to those sections of persons. He also reminded that the second dose would be administered after 28 days adding the effects of the vaccination would come into full effect after 14 days of the second dose.

“We must continue to be cautious even after being vaccinated  the first and second doses, till the effects of the vaccination fully develop in the system of the body,” he added.

Dr. Aman Konyak receives the first Covid vaccine in Mon town on January 16.

Mon: Advisor of Fire and Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief and Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak, launched the Covid-19 vaccination in Mon district.

Speaking at the launching programme, he thanked all the stakeholders including the district level task force headed by the deputy commissioner of Mon,Thavaseelan K, superintendent of police, Medical department and all the frontline workers for their commendable and valuable service.

A total of 1397 beneficiaries were registered for the first phase vaccination. Dr. Aman Konyak was the first to be vaccinated.

Also speaking on the occasion, MLA and DPDB chairman, Thongwang, has encouraged all the healthcare workers and frontline to come forward and show the way for all the public to be vaccinated.

The programme was chaired by Dr. Shasinle Tep, DPO (UIP&RCH), Mon, while the welcome address and keynote address was delivered by Dr. Kechongol Sophie, CMO Mon, and the deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, respectively.

Jalukie: Minister of Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, who is also the legislator in-charge for Peren district Covid-19, graced the launching programme of Covid-19 vaccination session held at CHC Jalukie on January 16 in the presence of officials from the district administration, Health department, police personnel and public leaders.

Speaking on the launching programme, Imna Along emphasised on dissemination of proper information to the public regarding the vaccination and added it should be the responsibility of the Health department, district administration and public leaders to sensitise the public about the vaccination drive. He also encouraged the public to remain indebted to the healthcare workers and frontline workers for rendering their dedicated service in the fight against Covid-19 since from the beginning of its outbreak.

The minister also stated that no efforts would be sustainable if the people are not willing to take the responsibility. He, therefore, appealed to the citizens of Peren district to find ways and means to become self-reliant and also extend co-operation to the Medical department and district administration during the vaccination session as well as in the fight againstCovid-19.

He also encouraged the public to maintain and practise proper health hygiene such as frequent washing of hands, use of face masks and maintenance of social distancing.

The launching program was chaired by DIS Peren Ngauzeulungbe, while the welcome address was delivered by the deputy CMO Peren, Dr. Lanuakam and short speeches were delivered by DC Peren Sentiwapang Aier, and ZPO president, Dr. Tumda.

Dr. Senilo Magh being administered the Covid vaccine in the presence of Toshi Wungtung and Toyang Changkhong Chang in Tuensang on January 16.

Tuensang: Vaccination for Covid-19 was launched at Tuensang District Hospital in the presence of Toshi Wungtung, advisor of I&PR, SCERT and VGs, and Toyang Changkhong Chang, MLA Tuensang Sadar, on January 16.

The launching programme was also attended by the deputy commissioner of Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, along with other government officials.

Toshi Wungtung has appreciated the efforts towards the launching of the vaccination programme. As the vaccine has been developed by the best scientists and doctors in India, he encouraged the public to come forward with confidence for vaccination.

Also speaking at the launching programme, Toyang Changkhong Chang has appreciated the state government for the tireless efforts in containing the spread of the pandemic from the beginning till the launching of the vaccine.

The first vaccine was administered to Dr. Senilo Magh, MO DH, Tuensang. The launching programme was chaired by Dr. Moa, CMO Tuensang, while the invocation prayer was said by Avini, Chaplain DH Tuensangs.

Longleng: In Longleng, the Covid-19 vaccination was formally launched by the deputy commissioner of Longleng, M Shayung Phom, in the presence of government officials, NGOs and civil societies organisations on January 16 at District Hospital.

Stating that fake news on social media have created lots of fear and apprehension about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, he has sought the co-operation and support of all concerned to change the mind-set of the people by disseminating the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

A short speech was proposed by the Yanithung Ezung, superintendent of police, Longleng, whilethe keynote address was pronounced by Dr. Obangjungla, chief medical officer, Longleng, and the welcome address was delivered by Dr. Lhouvizotuo Belho, medical superintendent of DH Longleng.

The dedication prayer was said by the secretary of PBCA and the programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Imnameren Phom.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2021 12:19:13 am