COVID-19 vaccination drive at Noklak, Wokha, Aboi

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/20/2021 10:30:31 AM IST

COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched at Noklak district, in Wokha, 42 beneficiaries availed the vaccine, and in Aboi the health care workers were vaccinated on January 20 respectively.

Noklak: Coinciding with the inauguration of Noklak district, COVID-19 vaccination was launched at CHC Noklak by Dr. I Moatemjen Jamir, CMO Tuensang on January 20. 
A press release from CMO office stated that, the CMO in his short speech encouraged the staff to receive the vaccine without fear. Stating that God has given the knowledge and wisdom to the scientists to discover the vaccine with a short period of time and the vaccine was an answer to people’s prayers to God. Like all other vaccines, he said COVID-19 vaccines (Covishield) may have mild reactions following immunisation but so far, he added no one has experienced severe reactions in the district. He also appealed to the church to create awareness regarding the vaccine among the congregation to clear doubts and false rumours about the vaccine on social media. 
A total number of 37 medical staff of CHC Noklak received the first dose of vaccine, wherein Thongpang, a medical attendant was the first person to receive the vaccine. Programme was chaired by Dr. Victor SMO, CHC Noklak while A. Penglang, pastor, LBCNT invoked God’s blessings.
Wokha: On the fourth day session of COVID vaccine at District Hospital Wokha, 42 beneficiaries got vaccinated on January 20.  
According to DIPR report, this was informed by district immunization officer (DIO), Wokha, Dr.  Khelito Zhimomi. Till today, altogether 364 beneficiaries were vaccinated with the COVID vaccine.
Dr. Khelito also informed that for next session of vaccination, the government of Nagaland has directed to have only three days of vaccination in a week, that is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so that routine immunization and routine essential services were not disturbed or interrupted. 
This first phase is mainly targeted for the health care workers (HCWs) as the government wants to protect the HCWs as well as the patients since the HCWs directly come in contact with the patients during clinical practices at the same time goes for contact tracing.
After the health care workers are vaccinated the government targets to vaccinate the frontline workers, added the DIO. Khelito also stated that up-loading of beneficiaries of HCWs were done and at the same time, up-loading of frontline workers is also continuing at the State level. She also added that more vaccine was expected to reach so that frontline workers can be vaccinated and after that the target beneficiaries will be 50 years and above and next 50 years and below who have co-morbidity. She also appealed all to avail the vaccine during the first phase.
Chief medical officer, Wokha, Dr. C. W. Tungoe who was also administered with the COVID vaccine today urged and encouraged all to come forward and avail the vaccine while the government of India was giving the vaccine for free.
Aboi: COVID-19 vaccination drive for health care workers under Aboi sub-division was launched at Community Health Centre (CHC) Aboi on January 20. According to DIPR report, MO, CHC Aboi, Dr. Hukiye Chopy was the first to receive the vaccine from Aboi sub-division. 
Earlier, Dr. Hangsha Konyak spoke during the short programme and while invoking God’s blessings, pastor Mongnyei urged the people not to panic and dispel rumours and misconceptions regarding the vaccine.

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