Bokakhat: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country, in Assam Dr Milan Kumar Laskar was the first doctor to receive the vaccine shot in Bokakhat.
The doctor has been vaccinated at Swahid Kamala Miri Subdivision Civil Hospital at Bokakhat. Meanwhile, 406 frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase at Bokakhat subdivision.
It is to be mentioned that the vaccination drive in Assam was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister at the Assam Medical College(AMC), Dibrugarh while Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the drive at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital(GMCH), Guwahati.
Taking to his Twitter handle CM Sonowal wrote, "Honoured to launch the #COVID19 vaccination drive at AMCH, Dibrugarh. Under the dynamic leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, the nation today is undergoing the #LargestVaccineDrive and it will empower us to fight coronavirus with renewed vigour and defeat it."
Further, twelve senior doctors will be the first to get the initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
The doctors are Dr UC Sarma, Dr Dhrubojyoti Bora, Dr Illias Ali, Dr Bibhash Chandra Goswami, Dr Subhash Khanna, Dr Harsha Bhattacharjee, Dr Rathindra Bhuyan, Dr Anup Barman, Dr Achyut Baishya, Dr Abhijit Sarma, Dr Brajen Lahkar and Dr Manoj Choudhury.
The vaccination drive will be in a phased manner- In the first phase all the covid warriors which include doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ambulance drivers, cleaning staff which were on the field physically dealing with the Covid patients which will be around 1.9 lakhs, health workers. (private and government).
In the second phase all the frontline staff which includes police, paramilitary which will be around 1 lakh people.
In the third phase, which can be called the must vaccination for all the persons above 50 years. Further along with that people below 50 years with the presence of comorbidity will also be provided with the vaccine.
Assam government has currently received 2,21,500 against the demand of 3,80,000 doses. Out of which 2,10,500 are Covishield and 20,000 are Covaxin.