Tening SDTF resolves to combat vaccine hesitancy
Dimapur, June 20 (EMN): Tening sub-divisional task force (SBTF) on Covid-19 in Peren district has resolved to ramp up efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy and encourage vaccination through a dedicated team comprising administration and Health department.
The decision to this effect was taken during its review meeting held on June 19 at Tening Town Hall under the chairmanship of ADC and SDTF chairman of Tening, Rosietho Nguori. To combat vaccine hesitancy, the members resolved that the team will undertake vaccination and sanitisation campaign drives in villages, a DIPR report stated.
Speaking at the meeting, Ayush medical officer of CHC Tening, Dr. Nuksung Jamir gave a brief highlight on the ongoing Covid-19 related activities in the sub-division including the current status of vaccination. Impressed with the overwhelming response for vaccination and turn out in Tening town and adjacent villages, he however expressed concern regarding the prevailing vaccine hesitancy in some far flung villages.
Stating that random sampling and testing are continuing till date, he informed that no positive case has been detected in the sub-division.
Meanwhile, the house also revised the timing of shops and bazaar from 6 am to 2 pm as per revised government SOP with strict enforcement of Covid-19 appropriate behaviours.
The house also resolved to enforce a roster system for village-wise staggered visits to banks to avoid over-crowding in the bank vicinity. According to the roster residents of Tening town and Tening village would be allowed to visit the bank on Monday; all villages under Nsong area including Nsong town on Tuesday; Ntu, Nzau, Nzau Namsan and Tepun on Wednesday; Nchangram, Azailong, Nkialwa Mbaupungchi and Mbaupungwa on Thursday; and Mbaulwa, New Tesen, Old Tesen, Heiranglwa Upper Sinjol and Old Nkio on Friday.