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Nagaland

COVID-19 vaccination launched across Nagaland

Dr Temsu
Dr. Temsu, Pathologist at Dimapur District Hospital taking the first shot of Covishield vaccine on January16, 2021

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 16: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) on Saturday.


District Immunization Officer, Dr. Rupert informed that under urban areas in Kohima district, 21 sites, 16 at Government Health Facilities and 5 at private health facilities, have been set up for vaccination sessions.
Government session sites include NHAK, Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs), Seikhazou and UPHC Potterlane while Primary Health Centres (PHCs) included Bethel Medical Centre, Kohima, KP Bethesda, Oking and Putuonuo Nursing Home.
In the first phase, a total number of 3068 healthcare workers in the district have been registered to receive the vaccine.
A total number of 5240 Covishield vaccine doses, which includes second dose, have been received for Kohima district.
As per the guidelines from the Centre, the session sites will be equipped with 5 team members, comprising 4 Vaccinator Officers with defined roles and one Vaccinator Officer if the session load is 100-200; while additional team will be deployed if the session load is beyond 200.
The vaccination session sites will have three separate rooms, which includes waiting room, vaccination room and observation.
Dimapur: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom launched the Covid-19 vaccine drive at District Hospital, Dimapur. He termed the occasion as a Red Letter Day for the entire country.
Phom informed that the State has received Covishield vaccine manufactured by the M/S Serum institute of India in collaboration with Oxford Astrazeneca project, and it has been found to have more than 70% efficacy from the clinical trials with good levels of immunogenecity.
Phom said that the vaccination would be carried out in identified health units (both government and private) in the subsequent days, and those registered at the CoWIN portal would be innoculated.
Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, said that the district was ready with the phase 1 plan. He sought support from the line departments and all stakeholders, stating that with collective effort, the programme would be implemented efficiently and successfully.
In Dimapur, the first dose of Covishield vaccine was administered to Dr Temsu, Pathologist at District Hospital Dimapur.
Mokokchung: COVID-19 vaccination for health workers was launched by ADC of Mokokchung, Shashank Singh, in the presence of Dr. Sathya Bhas Karan, WHO representative. The programme was held at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) Mokokchung.
Wokha: In Wokha, the programme was launched by Deputy Commissioner and Chairman District Task Force for COVID-19, Orenthung Lotha at Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha. As first batch of beneficiaries, 100 health workers were administered with the vaccine.
Lotha stated there are many rumours and misconceptions about the vaccine but ‘trials have been carried out in the UK and Brazil and it shows inefficacy which is equal to other vaccine’. He hoped that health workers taking the first shots will be a morale booster.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto district kick-started its COVID-19 vaccination at the Town Hall, which was launched by Deputy Commissioner Peter Lichamo.
Earlier, the vaccination drive began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation through live streaming. CMO of Zunheboto, Dr K Akaho Sema, was the first person to be vaccinated from the district.
Mon: MLA and Chairman of DPDB Mon, Thongwang encouraged all the health workers, frontline workers and those who are going to be vaccinated not to fear but instead to come forward and show the way to the general public. He said this during the launching programme of Covid 19 vaccination.
Advisor, Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief and Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak launched the COVID-19 vaccination in the district by thanking all the stakeholders including the district-level task force headed by Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Medical department and all the front line workers for their proactive, commendable job and valuable service rendered.
During the first phase of vaccination, 1397 registered health worlers in Mon district will receive the vaccine. Dr Aman Konyak was the first to be vaccinated.
Jalukie: Minister for Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, who is also the legislator in charge of Peren district in COVID-19 related activities, launched the vaccination drive in the district.
Along emphasized on dissemination of proper information to the general public regarding the vaccination.
Tuensang: Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 was launched at Tuensang District Hospital in the presence of Toshi Wungtung, Advisor for I&PR, SCERT and VGs Nagaland, and Toyang Changkhong Chang, MLA.


Wungtung said the country has taken extra strides and extra miles to know the details and origins of this virus and also the preventative measure. MLA Toyang Changkhong Chang appreciated the government of Nagaland for its tireless efforts in containing the virus.
The first vaccine was administered to Dr. Senilo Magh, MO at DH, Tuensang.
Longleng: In Longleng, the COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched by Deputy Commissioner M Shayung Phom. He observed that rumours and fake news concerning the vaccine was widespread, and sought the cooperation of all to allay the fears and apprehensions.
(Page News Service)

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