Dimapur, June 30: Block Task Force for COVID-19, Bhandari held a meeting at the ADC’s conference hall on June 30, to assess and review the state of management and preparation for action in the coming days.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Chairman BTF, Bhandari, Tiameren Chang said in the meeting that the effort to combat the pandemic would be intensified through creating awareness, sensitisation and vaccination drives to further ensure public health safety.
Observing that the frontline workers have been doing commendable job to keep the people safe and well informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, ADC said public should not be hesitant to get vaccinated.
Senior Medical Officer (SMO), CHC Bhandari, Dr. Caroline highlighted the activities related to the pandemic which were carried out by the medical teams under the Bhandari sub-division. She also informed the house on the status of availability of COVID-19 combat materials and facilities, COVID-19 positive patients, contact tracings, random sample testing and village-to-village visitations for awareness campaigns and vaccination drives.
Part of the highlight done by the SMO included the number of people already vaccinated within Bhandari sub-division since January 18, 2021, which stands at 3,476 till date.
Owing to the vast area of the sub-division, and also due to vaccination hesitancy in some areas, there are several places yet to be covered by the teams, she also informed.
The Task Force decided to conduct further awareness and sensitisation campaign and vaccination drives in populated and strategic areas such as Bhandari town, Merapani and Yimpang village areas on a phase-wise manner which would be assisted by members of NGOs and students’ leaders.
(Page News Service)