Mangan, 21st Jan:( IPR) The Vaccination drive for COVID-19 commenced at the District Hospital, Mangan, today. District Collector (North) Shri Tenzing T Kaleon administered the commencement of the vaccine shots with assistance from CMO (North) Dr. Tempo Kaleon and the medical team of the district hospital. AEFI support Medical specialist from Singtam Hospital Dr. Dwarika Niraula, a representative from United Nations Development Programme Dr. Sashi Ghimirey, SP (North) Smt. Ongmu Bhutia and SDPO Shri Tseten P Bhutia were also present.
It may be mentioned that the DC (North) is also the chairperson of the District Task Force. He congratulated the District Hospital team for the successful launching of Covishield Vaccine and also stated that the vaccination process would operate smoothly. He also requested everyone not to indulge in fake news and misconceptions about the side effects of the vaccine.
Dr. Tara Gautam DRCHO provided a succinct briefing on the launch of the Vaccine. She said that the District Hospital, Mangan has received 760 doses of the vaccine, in which 1002 persons have been registered to be vaccinated on the first day, i.e 21st January 2021; similarly, another 100 persons are registered to be vaccinated on the second day, followed by 50 persons on the third day. The Vaccination will first be provided to the health workers, Aganwadi workers, and Asha workers. She also stated that 3 teams have been formed for the drive, so that the vaccination process is carried out strategically, keeping in mind the guidelines laid down by the Government of India. The three teams are as follows:
1. AEFI Team (Adverse Event Following Immunization)
2. RRT (Rapid Response Team)
3. District Hospital Core Committee
The first person in the district to receive the vaccine was Jeet Kumar Kami, a driver of the Health Department, Mangan.
The vaccination drive will then move to Primary Health Centre, Dikchu.