Kohima, April 27: Nagaland has received one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the Central Government.
A senior Health Department official said the department has received a consignment of one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the Centre. More consignments are expecting soon as countrywide vaccination for 18 years and above will start from May 1, for which registration will also start from Wednesday.
In view of the upcoming vaccination for 18-44 years of age as notified by the MoHFW, the State Health & Family Welfare Department today said that all eligible and willing 18-44 yrs beneficiaries may start registration for availing COVID-19 vaccine by visiting selfregistration.cowin.gov.in and Arogya Setu App.
Beneficiaries should book appointment only after state/Department announces availability of vaccines and sessions are made available on CoWIN portal.
Stating that the state has received 1 Lakh doses of Covishield from GMSD Kolkata on April 26, the Department said the state is in contact with GOI and vaccine manufacturers to ensure maximum beneficiaries are vaccinated as early as possible.
There was panic like situation after hospitals and health centres ran out of vaccine in the State. The Department of Health & Family Welfare had written SoS letter to the Union Government for more doses of vaccine a couple of days back.
Lately surge of positive cases of novel coronavirus has alarmed the State Government and the people to rush for vaccination. The State Government has also formulated various guidelines, over and above, Standard Operating Procedure (SoP), from the Centre.
While the Central Government has asked States and Union Territories to consider lockdown as the last resort to fight the pandemic, Nagaland is slowly limping back to 2020 situation going by the guidelines and procedures being issued on daily basis by the Government and local authorities.
Most of the news cases of COVID-19 are imported from outside the State; but the Government is yet to formulate stringent guidelines for those entering the State. (Page News Service)