A district level Sensitisation & Consultative meeting on COVID-19 & Vaccination for church leaders, NGOs, ADC, women organisations, student bodies, district & sub divisional administration was held today at Tamenglong. The program which was held in Shekinuh Inn, Tamenglong was organized by District Health Society Tamenglong in collaboration with District Administration Tamenglong. It was conducted under the sponsorship of State Health Society, Manipur.
DC Tamenglong, Armstrong Pame IAS, urged the CSOs, Church leaders and leaders in the society to show sense of urgency to take vaccination. If people do not vaccinate on time with the 3rd wave coming, it’ll be unstoppable, he said. By the end of August, the district administration has planned to vaccinate 60% of the eligible people in the district. And to take care of any inverse effect, under any eventuality, doctors are sent along with nurse in every vaccination program, DC Armstrong Pame said.
Dr Apou, SMO, WHO Manipur Division, said 55% of eligible population in Manipur are already vaccinated while only 25% of eligible population are vaccinated in Tamenglong. All vaccines are not 100% effective however it’ll prevent symptomatic infection, he said. Even if vaccinated people shows symptoms, it’ll be mild and will be easier to treat. In addition, transmission rate will be lesser and chance to die from the disease will be eventually reduced. Along with PPT presentation, Dr Apou explained in details on how vaccines were made and how vaccines works in human body. After several phase of testing, it’s approved that vaccine is safe, he said.
During the program Dr Tomcha Khuman, Addl Director, MHS also spoke on the fact and myth about COVID-19. Interactive session was also conducted where several doubts from public were clarified in the consultative meeting. Dr Sunil Kamei, DIO Tamenglong, and Dr Gracy Majachunglu, CMO Tamenglong highlighted in details the ongoing vaccination process and treatment of COVID-19 positives in the district. They then urged not to believe in rumors and eradicate false information about vaccination.