Chirang Prepares To Organize Door-To-Door Campaign To Ensure 100% Vaccination In District

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KOKRAJHAR, NOV 13: With an aim of achieving 100 percent coverage with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Chirang district administration has prepared to conduct door-to-door campaign at its poor performing sectors over the next ten days.

To enhance the vaccination drive in the low vaccinated areas in the district, it has planned to resort various approaches, including conducting awareness camps by involving social organizations, religious leaders, and community leaders to motivate and encourage people towards getting fully vaccinated against the deadly corona virus.

In this connection, Deputy Commissioner, Chirang, Narendra Kumar Shah on Friday held a meeting with the officials of health department, heads of departments, representatives of social organizations like All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU), All Assam Bengali Chatra Parishad, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and media persons prior to planning schedule for achieving 100 percent first dose covid vaccination in the district.

During the meeting, need for targeted field visit at grassroot level, area wise intensive awareness drive, involvement of local community leaders and how to address the issues of vaccine hesitancy in certain identified areas were widely discussed.

In his speech, Deputy Commissioner Shah informed that they would prepare a micro-plan soon for the district to ensure maximum coverage of first and second doses and for which he appealed to the leaders of social organizations, religious leaders and media persons to cooperate with the district administration in their intensive campaign to be organized in the next ten at different locations, especially in sensitising people about the importance of taking covid vaccine.

He further informed that so far district administration has already identified all the eligible non- vaccinated people along with the low performing sectors, where the first dose coverage among the eligible beneficiaries is still less than 80 percent.

According to the report, out of 3,39,000 vaccine eligible people in the district, around 2,90,000 have taken first dose, 7,100 have taken at other places, 18,000 have migrated while around 25,000 are still left out for vaccination in the district.

Superintendent of Police, Chirang, Pranjit Borah, Additional Deputy Commissioners Khanindra Das, Ajit Kumar Sarmah and Sub-Divisional Officer (Sadar) Wahidul Islam were also present in the meeting.