Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on April 23 asked deputy commissioners of seven districts to constantly monitor the availability of oxygen in their respective areas and ensure safety and speed in rolling out the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive from May 1.
Sonowal held two review meetings at Nagaon and Jorhat and directed the deputy commissioners to generate awareness regarding vaccination and tests among the people.
He reviewed the health infrastructures in Nagaon, Morigaon, Hojai, Jorhat, Golaghat, Charaideo and Sivasagar districts and directed that adequate steps be taken to ensure safety of people as there will be a large turnout during the third phase of vaccination starting on May 1, officials said.
He asked the deputy commissioners (DCs) to constantly monitor the availability of medical oxygen in view of the surge in coronavirus cases.
Sonowal asked the DCs to finalise a broad roadmap and identify the areas where there are more infected people to organise testing as well as vaccination drives in their respective districts.
The chief minister also stressed on home isolation of the COVID-19 positive cases and maintain a constant surveillance on them to determine the need of immediate medical attention.
In view of the mutation of the virus and susceptibility to it, people should adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, he added.
He asked the officials to take the help of all stake holders involved in fighting against the pandemic including popular personalities to generate awareness among the public.