Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Naresh Kumar has asked the deputy commissioners of the state to prepare micro plans for maximum coverage of the targeted beneficiaries of Covid19 vaccines.

Reviewing the performances of the districts in the vaccination drive for the 18-44 and 45-plus age groups via video conferencing on Monday, Kumar assured the deputy commissioners of sufficient stock of vaccines available with the state government.

Emphasising testing, vaccination, and treatment, the chief secretary directed the state health and family welfare department to keep at least 160 Covid vaccination centres operational every day and try to find ways to address the reasons for poor vaccination coverage in the districts.

He asked them to put every possible effort into addressing the reservation, apprehension, fear, etc., of the people about the Covid19 vaccine.

“Conduct awareness camps, engage the Gaon Burahs, local leaders, political assistants, etc., to communicate and make them understand the importance of the Covid vaccination,” chief secretary Kumar said.

Arunachal Pradesh principal secretary (home) Rajeev Verma, principal secretary (health and family welfare) Sharat Chauhan, state surveillance officer L Jampa and others were present in the meeting at the state civil secretariat.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com