Nearly 20K frontline workers to get first phase of vaccine in Nagaland
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Nearly 20K frontline workers to get first phase of vaccine in Nagaland

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Dec 15, 2020 10:55 pm
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Dr. Nyanthung Kikon

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Kohima, Dec. 15 (EMN): Around 18,000 to 19,000 healthcare workers and frontline workers in Nagaland have registered to be administered the Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase of inoculation.

This was informed to journalists on Tuesday by the state nodal officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Dr. Nyanthung Kikon.

According to the official, basing on the directives of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state task force and the district task forces are having a series of meetings to prepare for the phase-wise vaccination drive in Nagaland.

He maintained that the ‘state is adequately prepared’ for the administering of the vaccine.

Kikon said that in the districts, there are ‘huge logistic challenges’, but the process will be seamless.

He informed that registration for the first phase has completed and the department is awaiting further directives from the Centre.  Active Covid-19 cases would not be administered with the vaccine, he added.

With the festive season already at the door, the official expressed apprehension that cases will increase in the coming days.

He urged the citizens to follow all advisories issued by the government and ‘behave appropriately following all safety protocols.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Dec 15, 2020 10:55:13 pm