BISWANATH CHARIALI: Biswanath district has fully geared up to achieve its daily target of administering 7,000 vaccines from June 21 onwards so that the State's ambitious target of administering 3 lakh jabs per day, as envisioned by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, is achieved.
Deputy Commissioner Pranab Kumar Sarmah informed that to help achieve the ambitious target of administering daily 7,000 vaccines seamlessly, the administration had significantly scaled up the number of COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) in the district. Around 25 new CVCs have been prepared to meet the enhanced target and 200 doses of vaccines will be assigned to each vaccination centre. Any person above the age of 18 years and carrying any of the government issued identity cards, like Voter Card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving License, Ration Card, can walk into a CVC, do a spot registration and get vaccinated. The whole process will be on first-come-first-serve basis. Beneficiaries will be administered either first or the second dose of Covishield vaccine, depending upon their requirements.
Earlier, Sarmah chaired a meeting with health and other departments concerned at his conference hall on Saturday and reviewed the micro-plans prepared for achieving the ambitious target. Personnel from various other departments have been trained for deployment at the new CVCs. To cater to old and vulnerable population, few of the new centres will be Near-to-Home CVCs (NHCVC). He also asked the departments concerned to associate local organizations and the civil society in creating awareness among people for vaccination, particularly in tea garden areas. Aggressive announcement strategy through mobile vans has also been chalked out in the district to generate further awareness towards vaccination.