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Covid claims more non-vaccinated than vaccinated: GMCH records

A section of people does not know the risk they run by not taking Covid-19 vaccines.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2021 2:18 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: A section of people does not know the risk they run by not taking Covid-19 vaccines. Seventy-one per cent of Covid-19 patients who died in the GMCH (Gauhati Medical College & Hospital) in the past three months were non-vaccinated.

GMCH Superintendent Dr Abhijit Sarma said, "318 people died of the Covid-19 in August, September and October this year. And 227 of them did not take the vaccine. Only 91 of the 318 Covid-19 patients who died in the GMCH took the vaccine — some took only the first dose, and some took both doses.

"This has proved beyond doubt that the vaccinated people are safer than non-vaccinated ones in so far as the Covid-19 is concerned."

A source in the Health Department said, "We don't say that the Covid-19 vaccine shields a person from the virus. But we can say that the vaccine boosts the immunity of a person. It lets him defeat the virus when attacked.

"The COVID-19 death toll in the GMCH should be an eye-opener for all those who have not taken the Covid-19 vaccine. Seventy-one per cent of the total of the Covid-19 toll in the GMCH being non-vaccinated exposes the risk that the non-vaccinated people are taking.

"The statistics of the GMCH is a clear indication of what could be the situation of Covid-19 toll in other districts in the state. It is the reason why the State Government keeps laying stress on vaccination.

"As of now, while 6,053 people died of the Covid-19 in the state, 1,374 other Covid patients died of other ailments. That is, over 7,000 people died of the Covid-19 in the state. Even after that, if a section of people does not take the Covid-19 vaccination seriously, only God can save them.

"As of now, the medical fraternity detected 6.13 lakh Covid positive cases in the state. While 6.03 lakh got cured of, 1,932 active patients are in hospitals."

The State Government's door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination drive aims at ensuring 100 per vaccination of at least the first dose as about ten lakh target people in the state are yet to take the vaccine.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today that 100 per cent vaccination with at least the first dose would complete by this month. He further said that total inoculation with both doses of the vaccine would be a reality by February next.

"Apart from ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats, 44,000 gazetted officers and teachers will be in action in this mega vaccination drive from November 22," the Chief Minister said.

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