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Special Covid vaccination drives held in Longleng, Wokha

By EMN Updated: Jul 05, 2021 10:20 pm
Beneficiaries at the Deputy Commissioner’s office compound in Wokha during a special vaccination drive on July 4.

Dimapur, July 5 (EMN): A special vaccination drive was conducted at Sakshi circle in Longleng district on July 4 at Yongphang, Yimchong, Sakshi, Pongching and Auching villages.

An update informed that the team was led by Dr. Imnameren Phom DPO (RCH/UIP), Tialemba Phom executive secretary, Phom Baptist Christian Association, Dr. Manen Phom, MO Yongnyah PHC and Dr. Lirenthung Khuvung, MO (RBSK).

Dr. Imnameren Phom while delivering the keynote address at Sakshi village Baptist Church encouraged everyone to come forward and get vaccinated in order to protect oneself and the family and the community members as a whole. He also took examples of those villages that have completed full vaccination and appealed to all to do away with all the fake rumours and social media messages regarding the Covid vaccination, it read.

He said that the third wave of coronavirus is estimated to be more dangerous than the first two waves and its consequences depend on the impact of the new variants along with delta that has become more dangerous.

“The delta variant is more infectious when compared to the other variants and that more deaths could occur due to the greater severity,” it stated.

The doctor also added that the delta variant spreads much faster and many states in India were already fighting the delta variant; he therefore said that getting vaccinated was the only solution to be protected against the third wave.

Meanwhile, Tialemba Phom while delivering a short speech at Auching Village Baptist Church, said that Covid vaccination was the most protective tool to contain the spread of coronavirus.

‘He said that everyone has their own responsibilities and his responsibility is to serve, educate, protect and lead the church members on the right track during this pandemic crisis. Therefore, the church should also be involved in educating and creating awareness among the church members, and citizens,’ it read.

 He also said that educating, supporting and encouraging church members for vaccination is his Church Members Care Ministry. He appealed to all the church members and all the eligible beneficiaries to come forward and get vaccinated when the opportunity is provided at their doorstep.

More than 900 beneficiaries were vaccinated while differently-able people were also vaccinated in Yongphang, Auching and Sakshi villages at their houses, it added.

Similarly, a special Covid-19 vaccination drive was organised by district task force Wokha at Covid vaccination centres across the district on July 4. Dr. Zuben Kikon, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and DPO (RCH/UIP) Wokha said the vaccination drive was organised in view of the low acceptance rate. Both first and second doses were given to more than 1000 beneficiaries in all the 13 session sites across the district, he added. Dr.Kikon said the block task force along with the Health department was conducting an awareness-cum-vaccination drive in all the five blocks to protect people from the disease, an update said.

He informed that awareness on vaccination drives had been disseminated to all the village council chairmen through the district administration. While emphasising on sensitising people on the benefits of taking the vaccine, Kikon said fake vaccine news should be discredited, which is leading to vaccine hesitancy in the district.

The deputy chief medical officer further said the Health department was trying to reach the target of 30,000 doses by this week and also aim for 100 percent vaccination in some of the villages. Meanwhile, Dr. Renathung Kithan, Medical Officer, Bhandari Community Health Centre reported that a total of 641 beneficiaries turned out for the special vaccination drive in Bhandari block organised by Block Task Force along with civil societies on July 4.

By EMN Updated: Jul 05, 2021 10:20:45 pm