As a preventive and precautionary measure against spread of second wave of Covid-19 in the district and to make Senapati a much safer place from Covid-19, the District Health Society in collaboration with the District Administration, Senapati organised Covid-19 Vaccination drive for all shopkeepers, auto drivers, taxi drivers and vendors of 45 years and above age group of Senapati at Apfii Saliki (Ima Market) starting from 10:30 am till 3 pm on Saturday. The drive was reportedly aimed to keep the personal safety and safety of one’s near and dear ones in the district.
Briefing media persons, Dr. Pfokreho Pfoze, CMO, Senapati stated that the vaccination drive was organised to facilitate the beneficiaries at door step near the main bazaar. With preparation of all facilities including waiting room, registration room, vaccination room and observation room, the vaccination was reported to carry out at the venue. 2 vaccination teams comprising of PHC, Oinam and PHC, Maram took part at the drive. The district medical department had reportedly made ready with separate observation room for anyone to prevent adverse effect post vaccination including a physician, oxygen and mask with adverse effect following immunization (AEFI) kits and beds. In case of severe effect, an ambulance was made ready to transfer to District Hospital, Senapati. The program was reportedly made in view of people who always use to interact with different people in their vending which could ward off the spread of the virus post vaccination. With participation from all quarters could satisfy their labour of organising the drive, CMO mentioned.
Dr. Mushtaq, Physician, District Hospital, Senapati in his statement informed that all necessary preparation were in place to look after patients having adverse effect or people who need special treatment. As the vaccination is safe, the physician stated that everyone come up for vaccination. If any beneficiary develops certain symptoms which require intervention, the physician informed a bed is prepared and preventive injections were ready to be served and connect with oxygen. For any emergency to be transported to the hospital, an ambulance was in stand by to transport patients to hospital.
Th. Kirankumar, IAS, DC, Senapati stated that the drive was organised near the main bazaar hospital to get oneself vaccinated. The drive as per orders witnessed 45 years and above of age although people for below the aforementioned age group might be given the privilege very soon. The remaining younger group would be vaccinated soon. The next group is reported to target those who are more exposed, people working in hotels, petrol pumps, etc as they are prone to spread the virus once they are infected to keep them safe and to stop spreading to others too. The DC then appreciated the doctors and staff of the department for their invaluable sacrifice in the service of mankind. No serious adverse effect following vaccination was reported on the day.
Speaking on the sidelines of screening point at Entry Point, Mao Gate, the DC stated that anyone entering the state from outside states have been asked to bring negative results of Covid-19. Only emergency cases like the sick and their wards/family members were tested before entry. I
Altogether, 66 beneficiaries benefitted during the drive.