Assam vaccinates 10 lakh people since June 21

The Assam government has been able to vaccinate more than 10 lakh people since the enhanced campaign for COVID-19 vaccination began on June 21.

According to CoWIN data, as many as 3.74 lakh people were vaccinated on June 21 followed by 2.49 lakh the next day.

Unlike several other states where the drive fizzled after the record high on June 21, Assam health officials were able to maintain the momentum as another 3.58 lakh people were vaccinated on June 23.

On June 24, the state inoculated nearly 70,000 people till last reports on CoWIN.

Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that the state is targeting inoculating three lakh people every day under the enhanced vaccination programme.

Sarma said that in view of the enhanced vaccination programme under which three lakh people in the state would receive COVID-19 vaccine doses everyday, the district administrations should ramp up the matching infrastructure to make the campaign a success.

During a review meeting with the deputy commissioners (DC) and district superintendent of police of all 34 districts via video conferencing, the chief minister had asked the health department to generate adequate awareness by sufficient publicity.

He also reiterated the need of vaccinating all sections of the people right from government employees to vendors.

The chief minister also asked the concerned authority of the health department to provide Rs 100 to each paramedical staff engaged in vaccination for their transportation.

He also asked the DCs to ensure proper food for them. Over 2,000 vaccination centres have been set up across the state to undertake the enhanced vaccination programme.

Over 63.92 lakh of Assam’s 3.30 crore population have been vaccinated. They include 11.25 lakh people who have received both the COVID doses.

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