During a review meeting of the principal commissioner (Home) of Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, the senior officers, assigned to all districts of the state, expressed major concern over the low turnout for Covid19 vaccination.
Abhijit Sinha conducted the review meeting on the Covid19 management at the Secretariat conference hall on Wednesday.
The officers expressed that the main challenge in achieving vaccinations was due to vaccine hesitancy in the minds of the people.
They stressed that awareness campaign on the Covid19 vaccines needs to be boosted especially in the rural areas.
They also observed there is a need to sensitize community leaders, NGOs, gaon burhas and faith-based organisations on vaccination at the earliest.
It was suggested that misinformation and fake news needs to be addressed rationally and logically while write-ups or videos in local dialects countering the viral fake news should be prepared and disseminated to the people.
The officers made brief updates on the situation of their assigned districts and actions suggested to improve the overall management of Covid19 throughout the state.
Calling for the need to be prepared for any eventuality of a possible third wave, the Nagaland government has decided to continue putting stress on Covid testing, vaccination coverage and strengthening of healthcare infrastructure in the districts.