BISWANATH CHARIALI: Biswanath district will have its own COVID vaccine storage facility soon. At present, Biswanath needs to share vaccines from Sonitpur due to non-availability of vaccine storage facility in the district resulting in slowing down the vaccination process.
Guardian minister for Biswanath district, Pijush Hazarika has taken up the issue with the departments concerned and cleared all hurdles in having an exclusive vaccine storage facility, including availability of fund, in Biswanath. He has also issued strict instructions to departments concerned, including PWD and APDCL, to coordinate with the health department and start work on building the storage facility and complete it within 10 days. The proposed vaccine storage facility will be set up within the premises of the Biswanath Chariali Subdivisional Civil Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Biswanath district administration, in collaboration with the health department, has intensified vaccination process in the district. Till Sunday, a total doses of 93,138 jabs were administered, which included 76,942 numbers of first dose and 16,196 numbers of second dose. Total 19,519 vaccines were administered in the 18-44 year age group, 40,163 vaccines in the 45-60 year age group while 17,257 jabs were given to people above 60 years of age in 1,296 sessions held throughout the district.
A special vaccination drive was carried out in an old age home at Chatia recently in which 26 senior citizens who did not possess valid documents were administered the first dose.