Imphal: Manipur governor La Ganesan urged religious leaders in the state to co-operate the government’s initiative for Covid vaccination programme.
The governor was speaking at an interaction programme of different religious leaders held at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, here on Saturday.
Covid pandemic has been a challenge not only in Manipur but to the whole world. Vaccination and to follow the Covid appropriate behaviors are the means available to fight the pandemic, he said.
Expressing concern over the low coverage of Covid vaccination mostly in the hill districts, Ganesan said, in this critical juncture, all stakeholders including various religious and local leaders have to play a major role in reaching out the people about the benefits of Covid vaccination.
He said people respect religious leaders and in view of such importance, religious leaders should encourage people to come out for vaccination. He appealed to the people to come out and vaccinate at the facilities provided for the purpose throughout the state.
Mission director of National Health Mission, Manipur, Dr N. Shyamjai while participating at the interaction programme said, 63,000 people have been identified that have co-morbidities. Even though, precautionary dose should be administered to them to fight the Covid pandemic.
Shyamjai said, almost all the health facilities have been provided vaccines and mobile vaccination teams have been pressed into service in the far flung areas of hill districts in order to enable people to vaccinate themselves.
President of Jamiat-ul-Ulama, Manipur, Moulana Sayeed Ahmad, general secretary of Manipur Baptist Convention, Losii Mao also spoke about the importance of cooperation to the vaccination programme and assured to encourage people to achieve a successful vaccination programme in the state.