The Lower Subansiri district administration and health department’s intensified effort to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 is slowly paying dividends. The adult population of all 19 villages in the district have been successfully inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Lower Subansiri administration is headed by deputy commissioner Somcha Lowang, while the medical squad is led by district medical officer Dr Tage Kanno.
Officials said under the Yazali community health centre (CHC), 100 per cent vaccination coverage for 45 years and above have been achieved at Old Yazali, Kel Yazali, Old Pitapool, NEEPCO and Pitapool colonies and the Chod, Yoizath, Rush, Amgi Chullyu, and Lichlith villages.
The combined efforts of the medical officer-in-charge Tao Tasser and circle officer Tashi Wangchuk Thungon and concerted cooperation from the PRI members have led to the high vaccination coverage in this area.
Under Yachuli primary health centre (PHC) the BDO complex, Khore Putu, Delli Hapa and the Lumri 1 and 2 villages and the Mai Camp area have achieved 100 per cent vaccination.
Meanwhile, out of the total headcount of 575, overall vaccination coverage of 45 plus is 94.7 per cent under the Yachuli PHC.
Dr Tana Tat, the medical officer in charge of Yachuli PHC expressed confidence in achieving 100 per cent vaccination coverage in the coming week.
The Gyati Takka General Hospital’s Taderko sub-centre in Upper Yachuli and Ekhataya village under Deed PHC have also achieved 100 per cent vaccination coverage.
Officials said the ASHAs and Anganwadis workers have been the core members of the vaccination team.
Right from the door to door headcount of the beneficiaries to assisting the district administration in convincing the refusal cases the contribution of the two village-level health workers has been immense and indispensable.
The vaccination team and contact tracing teams of Lower Subansiri also witnessed unprecedented cooperation from its ZPMs and PRI members.
Expenses related to lunch, refreshments and even travel of the vaccination team were borne by the ZPMs of the respective areas where the vaccination outreach sessions were held.
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