MANGALDAI: Acting on a directive from Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Darrang district administration is all set for a massive vaccination drive starting from June 21 (Monday), aimed at those above 18 years of age.
Addressing a meeting of senior officials of district administration and health services on Saturday, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Vaccination) Sanjib Kumar Bora stated that the aim was to vaccinate at least 7,000 people on daily basis.
To be operational from 8 AM onwards, more than 50 vaccination centres - for those above 18 years and above, without any upper age limit - have been earmarked by the district administration for this purpose.
ADC Bora stated that beneficiaries would be administered either first or second dose of vaccine - depending on their requirements. Arrangements have been made for on-spot registration of beneficiaries, for which they will have to produce a valid identity proof such as Aadhar, PAN card or voter identity card.
Moreover, Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will not be mandatory for beneficiaries of the vaccination drive, as the same is known to be acting as a deterrent factor in people coming forward for vaccination, either out of fear or some other inhibitions.
Chairing the meeting, Darrang Deputy Commissioner Prabhati Thaosen urged the officials present to work with dedication so as to achieve a 'safe and secure Darrang', considering the pandemic situation prevailing for the past one year. Further, she appealed to the residents of the district to come forward for vaccination, shedding all inhibitions resulting from rumours related to vaccination doing the rounds on social media and elsewhere.
Ever since Prabhati Thaosen took over charge as the head of the district administration, special measures such as sanitization of marketplaces, residential areas, among others, have been undertaken on a massive scale, so as to ensure the residents of the district can live in a safe environment, as far as the pandemic scenario is concerned.
GAURISAGAR: Acting on a directive from the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Nazira subdivisional administration is all set for a special vaccination drive to be started from Monday onwards for benefit of those above 18 years of age. To be operational from 8 AM onwards at the premises of Simaluguri Natya Mandir and Nazira Natya Mandir, beneficiaries will be administered either first or second dose of Covishield vaccine, depending upon their requirements. Arrangements have been made for on-spot registration of beneficiaries, for which they will have to provide a valid identification certificate, such as Aadhar, Pan card or voter card. Moreover, vaccines will be administered on first-come-first-serve basis.
Oly 300 vaccines - of which approximately 275 for first dose and 25 for second dose recipients - will be administered in each centre, and therefore, those interested are advised to reach the centre of their choice at the earliest to avoid disappointment.
Sabyasachi Kashyap, the newly-appointed Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Nazira, is taking numerous measures to ensure a 'safe-and-secure Nazira' for the inhabitants, considering the grave pandemic situation for the past one year. Measures such as sanitization of marketplaces, residential areas, public awareness, among others, have been his focus areas since the very first day of his taking over charge as the administrative head of the subdivision.