Papum Pare Task Force reviews Covid-19 vaccination

YUPIA, 7 Apr: In the wake of the second wave of Covid-19 in the  country, the Papum Pare District Task Force for Immunization (DFTI) has reviewed the performance of the Covid-19 vaccination in the district  on Wednesday.

An action plan to mitigate Covid-19 transmission for the district was also prepared during the meeting.

Chairing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu called upon the health department to remain alert and well prepared in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak  in its second wave  ‘which is described as more dangerous than the previous one.’

He also took stock of the status of performance of Covid-19 vaccination in the district and asked the health department to mobilise and motivate the registered beneficiaries to get their vaccines.

The DC also asked the health department to ensure that all health workers and frontline workers, including administrative officers, heads of departments, police personnel and APST drivers, who are more vulnerable, are vaccinated.

Acknowledging the shortfalls during the Covid-19 management in the first wave, the DC instructed the DMO to convene a meeting of all Covid workers of the district and also to expedite random testing at the point of entry.

Earlier, District Medical Officer Dr K Perme informed the house about the status of Covid-19 pandemic prevailing in the country and highlighted the focus point for action.

DRCHO Dr Neyang Nitik gave a PowerPoint presentation on status of Covid -19 vaccination drive of the district.

Among others, ADC (Hq) Tabang Bodung and representatives from line departments attended the meeting. (DIPRO)