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COVID vaccination drive 'Har Ghar Dastak' kicks off in Cachar

Cachar district administration and District Health Department have jointly held a press conference on ‘Har Ghar Dastak,’ a vaccination drive at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Nov 2021 4:47 AM GMT

SILCHAR: Cachar district administration and District Health Department have jointly held a press conference on 'Har Ghar Dastak,' a vaccination drive at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner's office here on Monday.

Addressing the mediapersons as a chief guest of the programme, Minister for Forest, Environment, Excise & Fishery Parimal Suklabaidya said, "We are all witnessing the fact that Government of India and Assam have done its best to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the general public have also contributed immensely in this battle against the disease."

While lauding the efforts taken by Government, Minister Suklabaidya said, "We have seen in the past that we had to rely on the western countries for vaccines but this time the vaccines were produced in our own country, moreover the vaccination drives are being conducted at both urban and rural level. Under the leadership of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma several steps have been taken, which are highly appreciable."

Emphasizing on the importance of vaccination drive, Minister Suklabaidya said, "The people who refused to get vaccination without any reason should understand that only vaccine can save us from further contamination and government is providing us vaccines for free of cost, I appeal to the people those are refusing to take vaccines without any reason should step up and get their doses." Minister Suklabaidya also asked the officials to ensure that enough doses are available in the district for vaccination drive.

It is pertinent to mention that the 'Har Ghar Dastak' is a door to door campaign for vaccination drive based on the electoral roll. Households were identified where hundreds per cent of the family members were not fully or partially vaccinated. Following the identification, doctors and paramedical staff went house to house with mobile units and people were convinced to get vaccinated. The Education Department and social welfare department also took part in this drive. The second phase of the vaccination started on Monday and it will continue till December 5.

16,68,968 doses have been inoculated so far while 11,47,336 are first doses and 5,21,642 are second doses. There are 1518 polling stations with 13,27,725 voters in the Cachar district where 43,675 have died and 43,410 individuals have migrated out of the district.

9,728 individuals have refused to get vaccination on medical grounds and 2176 have individuals denied to get vaccinated, stated a press release.

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