Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday flagged off Covid Vaccination Express for Imphal West at the chief minister’s secretariat.
State health department in a joint initiative with CARE India had taken up the programme to fortify the vaccination rollout in the state.
Biren also launched Project Swaraksha which is brought out by the state in partnership with USAID-NISHTHA/Jhpiego.
Under the project, the USAID NISTHA team would mobilise those people who are hesitant to take vaccines and bring them to vaccination centres. Every individual who got vaccinated would be directly paid Rs 50 per dose under the project.
The initiative was taken to facilitate doorstep inoculation of Covid Vaccine like that of doorstep delivery of services in Go to Village and Go to Hills missions, Biren said.
Fifteen vehicles with required medical staff and equipment would visit different places of Imphal West for the vaccination programme. More vehicles would come up soon to cover vaccination for Imphal East and other districts of the state, he added.
He urged the public to voluntarily come out and get vaccinated and also refrain from any false information regarding the effect of vaccine. He said about 97 to 98 percent of those who succumbed to Covid-19 in the recent past were unvaccinated individuals.
He appealed to the local clubs and social organisations to support the vaccination programme by giving information to the locals who hadn’t vaccinated so far and encourage them to get vaccinated soon.
Covid Vaccination Express would act as mini camps and have trained health workers to safely vaccinate the people. The vehicles shall reach out to every neighborhood, door to door and every eligible individual.