South DC direct officials to conduct Covid vaccination on daily basis

Thursday, Apr 08, 2021 08:15 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Apr 08, 2021 02:36 [IST]

South DC direct officials to conduct Covid vaccination on daily basis

GANGTOK, : A district task force meeting on immunization was held in the chamber of the district collector, at Namchi on Tuesday, a press release informs. The meeting chaired by district collector M. Bharani Kumar was attended by CMO (South) Dr. D.C. Sharma, DSO Dr. Urgen Sherpa, DRCHO Dr. Junita Yonzon and officials from line departments.
Dr. Junita Yonzon briefed the house on Covid-19 vaccination status of south district including vaccine beneficiary coverage, stock position of vaccines and the vaccination plan for the district.
She said, till date, 14,442 beneficiaries have been successfully vaccinated with their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 1,812 persons with their second dose. Among the total 16,254 beneficiaries to receive the vaccine are health workers, frontline workers, ASHAs, AWWs, people with underlying health-related conditions and people aged 60 plus.
Bharani Kumar directed the officials from Namchi district hospital to conduct vaccination sessions on a daily basis. He assured to deploy additional police personnel at the vaccination site to ensure compliance of Covid-19 protocol and crowd management. He also assured to provide chairs for the observation room and directives were given for the same to be provided the next day at the vaccination site.
The release informs the district hospital and PHCs will be conducting Covid- 19 vaccination on all days including gazetted government holidays.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi