BISWANATH CHARIALI: COVID vaccination drive in Biswanath district got a fillip on Tuesday with the inauguration of the sole vaccine storage facility by guardian minister Pijush Hazarika. Till yesterday, Biswanath was sharing the facility with neighbouring Sonitpur district. With an exclusive storage facility now, the vaccination drive in the district is expected to get more seamless and effective.
While inaugurating the vaccine storage facility, Hazarika praised the Biswanath district administration for preparing it within a record time of 10 days. He said that from now onwards, separate quota of vaccines would be allotted on regular basis to Biswanath district which would help it focus on the vaccination drive without any dependency on the neighbouring district. The storage facility was prepared at the expense of Rs 4 lakh and the money came in the form of donations from a local businessman and a highway construction company. With this facility, Biswanath, as of now, can store 40,000 vaccines and work is underway to augment the capacity further in the coming days.
During his visit, the minister also took stock of the ongoing mega vaccination drive in the district and also visited two COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and oversaw the facilities therein. He asked the district administration to pay importance on generating awareness among masses with regard to vaccination so that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma's vision of 'Free Vaccination for All' could be achieved in totality at the earliest in the district.
"Vaccination is the only way out to save people from COVID-19. We have to focus on generating awareness so that we complete cent per cent vaccination of the eligible population at the earliest," said Hazarika.