ITANAGAR, 17 Mar: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, on behalf of the chief minister, attended a virtual meeting of the chief ministers of all the states and union territories convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in view of the resurgent of Covid-19 across the country on Wednesday.
During the meeting, it was informed that “as on 16 March there have been 16841 Covid-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh with remarkable recovery of 99.65%, although 56 (0.33%) had died from Covid-19 infection. As on date there are only two active cases and kept in isolation. So far, 4,10,138 samples have been tested showing a positivity rate of 4.1% which is above the recommended level of 2%. It is observed that the test by RT-PCR is only 9.6% which is well below the recommended 70% by GoI.”
The state has covered 14,360 (60%) HCW during the 1st phase of vaccination and 1,197 (5%) during the ongoing phase II (as on 15th March 2021), FLWs from 11038 (24%) to 22222 beneficiaries (49%) in 15 days of phase-II.
A total of 2,265 beneficiaries of age 45 to59 years with co-morbidity and 5,697 beneficiaries of age above 60 years have been vaccinated with the first dose. Vaccine wastage rate in the state is 7.21 in the first phase and there is no private hospital functioning as Covid vaccine centre (CVC) due to lack of cold chain facility, which is very vital to keep the vaccine safe.
Among others, chief secretary in-charge Rajeev Verma, commissioner to CM, Sonam Chombey, Health and FW Link Secretary Mitali Namchoom, MD-NHM CR Khampa, NO-NHM cum State Immunization Officer Dr Dimong Padung, and State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa also attended the virtual meeting along with the DCM. (CMO)