Door-to-door mega COVID vaccination drive from October 8 in Silchar
With the objective to prevent deterioration of the COVID-19 pandemic situation after Durga Puja festival
SILCHAR: With the objective to prevent deterioration of the COVID-19 pandemic situation after Durga Puja festival, the district administration has decided to carry out a door-to-door mega vaccination drive to vaccinate people from October 8-12.
As part of the drive, the team, which will be in the charge of vaccinating people, will vaccinate elderly persons and bed-ridden people as well. The families of bed-ridden persons have been advised to contact with their nearby government health institutions to avail vaccination facilities. This was decided at a meeting held in Silchar on Thursday.
Presiding the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli instructed health officials to work for the vaccination drive untill and unless all the persons in the district are given the COVID jab. The Deputy Commissioner underscored on the importance of mass vaccination as she feels even a single person (who is not vaccinated) is capable of spreading the infection.
It was informed in the meeting that as per the ASDMA guidelines also, puja pandals are requested to follow the same. As decided by the government, possible restrictions may also be imposed for persons who have not taken vaccine regarding entry into banks, market places, petrol pumps and shopping malls/complexes among others and access to government services.
In the meeting, people have been urged to come forward for vaccination. Even if anyone suffers from influenza or fever, he or she should come forward for vaccination because that person may be the carrier of the "deadly" virus. Pregnant women and lactating mothers may also be vaccinated as advised by government of India. There are still pockets where people haven't taken a vaccine thinking they will take later. The meeting resolved to cover all unvaccinated people as found in the door to door survey which was attended by senior officials of the health department, stated a press release.