A meeting of District Task Force on status of Covid-19 vaccination in District

Gyalshing, 8th April (IPR): A meeting of District Task Force on status of Covid-19 vaccination in District was held today in the office of District Collector, West.

The meeting was chaired by the District Collector West, Mr. Karma R. Bonpo along side Additional Director/Education Department, Mr. K.C. Gyatso, CMO West, Dr. Anusha Lama, CDPO, Mr. H.B. Shankar, DRCHO/West, Dr. Patrika Rai and staff from District Hospital Gyalshing.

In the first phase of meeting, DC West enquired about the status of Covid-19 vaccination till date in district. He suggested that the target should be atleast twenty thousand according to the population at the rate of 1500 per day. He said that vaccination drive should take place in full swing. He directed the Health Officials to give each and every PHCs a weekly target and asked to make their own strategies to meet the said target. He assured to provide full coordination from SDMs’, BDOs’ and Panchayats regarding awareness on massive vaccination drive. He also assured to deploy police personnel for management of crowd at the vaccination site.

With regard to recent rise in Covid cases, DC West suggested to maintain a strict protocol in every schools. He urged to take classes outside the classrooms according to the weather and informed that chances of getting infected in sunlight is low as compared to inside. He retairated on strict non- mixing of people inside and outside especially at Residential Schools.He stated that looking at the surge of Covid-19, the only thing is to tackle is vaccination.

CMO West, informed that District Hospital and PHCs will be conducting vaccination drive six days of week excluding Sunday. She also briefed on first round of HPV vaccination and RBSK- Haemoglobinometer.

During the meeting, an interactive session was also conducted wherein inputs and feedbacks were shared.

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