Dispur, Sept.18: Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise and Guardian Minister for Hailakandi and Karimganj, Parimal Suklabaidya visited the two districts to oversee the mega COVID-19 vaccination drive on Friday.
Minister Suklabaidya visited several COVID-19 vaccination centres in Hailakandi and inspected vaccine being administered by health workers and personnel. Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Rohan Kumar Jha and health officials, Suklabaidya interacted with the people who came for vaccination.
The Minister visited SS College, Indrakumari Girls’ High School, Algapur Public Higher Secondary School, Siporsangam Public High School and Panchgram Public High School.
Earlier, Suklabaidya met Deputy Commissioner, Jha and SP, Gaurab Upadhayay at DC’s office chamber. The Deputy Commissioner apprised the Minister about the slew of arrangements being made for the mega vaccination drive in several vaccination centres across the district.
The administration has set a target of vaccinating 23,000 persons across 141 vaccination centres. Of the 23,000,17,000 will get the second jab while 6,000 will get the first dose.
Health authorities disclosed that so far a total of 3,92,349 persons have been administered the first dose, which is 73.77% of the total population of the district while 70,530 persons got the second dose.
Later, Guardian Minister, Suklabaidya visited Karimganj to oversee the mega COVID vaccination campaign. Accompanied by MP, Kripanath Mallah, Deputy Commissioner, Khageswar Pegu, SP, Padma Nava Barua, Assistant Commissioner, Bikram Chasa and health officials, Suklabaidya visited NC College, Badarpur, Bharat Scouts and Guide Centre at NF Railway premises, South West Lamajuwar LP School, Karimganj High Madrassa and Nagendra Nath Tilakchand LP School vaccination centres.
Suklabaidya appealed to the people to join hands with the administration to make the mega vaccination drive a success.
Around 25,000 persons will be administered the second dose through 177 vaccination centres in the district.