Door-to-door campaign to ensure 100 percent COVID vaccination in Chirang district
With an aim of achieving 100 percent coverage of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
KOKRAJHAR: With an aim of achieving 100 percent coverage of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the Chirang district administration has prepared to conduct a door-to-door campaign at its poor performing sectors over the next ten days. To enhance the vaccination drive in the low vaccinated areas in the district, it has planned to resort to various approaches, including conducting awareness camps by involving social organizations, religious leaders, and community leaders to motivate and encourage people towards getting fully vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19.
In this connection, Chirang Deputy Commissioner Narendra Kumar Shah on Friday held a meeting with the officials of health department, heads of departments, representatives of social organizations like All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU), All Assam Bengali Chatra Parishad, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and mediapersons prior to planning schedule for achieving 100 percent first dose COVID vaccination in the district.
In his speech, Deputy Commissioner Shah informed that they would prepare a micro-plan soon for the district to ensure maximum coverage of first and second doses of vaccines and for which he appealed to the leaders of social organizations, religious leaders and media persons to cooperate with the district administration in their intensive campaign to be organized in the next ten days at different locations, especially in sensitising people about the importance of taking COVID vaccine. He further informed that so far district administration has already identified all the eligible non- vaccinated people along with the low performing sectors, where the first dose coverage among the eligible beneficiaries is still less than 80 percent.