Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom lauching Covid vaccine for 18-44 age groups on Monday.

Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom on Monday launched the Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) for the people in the age group of 18-44 years at the Health and Family Welfare Directorate in Kohima.

The vaccination will be free of cost, Phom tweeted after the launch.

He said persons who have registered in COWIN portal will be benefited and added that registration for another phase of the vaccination will be announced soon.

Phom also inaugurated the first pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plant, funded by PM CARES fund, at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) today.

“Inaugurated the First PSA Oxygen Generation Plant of 300 LPM at NHAK today accompanied by @Nicky Kire, Hon’ble Advisor (Municipal Affairs) & Senior Officers from the Department,” he tweeted.

Nagaland received 36,580 doses of Covishield vaccine on May 13 on payment from Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Phom said the State government has placed orders for more vaccine doses but added that the State does not have any control on the supply or the production of vaccines.

He said 2.39 lakh doses of Covid vaccine have been administered since the launch of the first vaccine.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com