All Teachers To Be Vaccinated By September 5: Assam Govt
The Assam government has announced that it has brought an addition of 12 lakh vaccines from the Centre to vaccinate the teachers.
Guwahati: As a measure to counter the surge of Covid-19 in the state, the Assam government has announced that all the teachers of the state will be vaccinated by September 5.
According to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, 12 lakh additional vaccines have been brought by the state government to vaccinate the teachers.
"The Assam government has decided to vaccinate each and every teacher of the state before September 5, when we will celebrate Teacher's Day. We have brought 12 lakh additional Covid-19 vaccines from the Union government," the Chief Minister said.
The Assam CM also said that efforts will be made to re-open schools and colleges in the state by the Assam government from September 1.
He further added that the government successfully fought the second wave of Covid-19 in the state and is now ready to brace the third wave. "We have successfully dealt with the second wave and will try to deal with the third wave also," the Chief Minister said.
The state government has administered 1.60 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of August 24. On Tuesday, Assam had registered 555 new Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.59%.
Earlier, the State Health Department had set the target of August 31, 2021, for vaccinating all eligible people (above 18 years) in the Kamrup (M) district. The department has also started door-to-door inspection to ascertain the number and whereabouts of people who have not yet taken Covid-19 vaccines.
Keshab Mahanta, the Health Minister of Assam said, "If the people of Guwahati do not adhere to the Covid-19 protocol strictly, a doomsday scenario is inevitable in the metropolitan city. We have set the target of August 31 to vaccinate all eligible people in the Kamrup (M) district."
He further added that the entire vaccination drive will take place under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner.