Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain under Kangpokpi Assembly Constituency became the first villages to get fully vaccinated in Kangpokpi and the third in Manipur after Robve Solephe village in Senapati and Pearsonmun village in Churachandpur.
All eligible persons in 540 households under Kalapahar comprising of five villages were already vaccinated up to the second dose while all eligible persons in 370 households under Santolabari Parsain comprising of eight villages were also vaccinated up to the second dose.
The declaration of Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain as fully vaccinated villages was made today by the local MLA Nemcha Kipgen in the presence of Somorjit Salam, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Kangpokpi, Dr. Pilhing, MO PHC Kalapahar, Kimneilam Kipgen, Community Health Officer, Santolabari Parsain, Thangtinlen Khongsai, Vaccination in-charge of the district and Dr. Thangboi, PHC Kalapahar apart from COVID Task Force Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain area.
Extensive vaccination drive had been carried in the past few months in Kalapahar and Santolabari area under Dr. Pilhing, MO PHC Kalapahar and Kimneilam Kipgen, Community Health Officer, Santolabari and Parsain in collaboration with the COVID Task Force of Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain under the initiative of the local MLA Nemcha Kipgen.
MLA Nemcha Kipgen said that to get vaccinated all the eligible people under Kangpokpi AC extensive efforts and struggles have been exerted while seven COVID Task Force had been constituted to work together with the medical department and the District administration.
She continued that our hard work and sleepless effort has now been paid fruitfully by getting all eligible persons in Kalapahar covering five villages and Santolabari Parsain covering eight villages fully vaccinated up to the second dose.
While lauding the commitment and dedication of the medical team led by Dr. Pilhing, MO PHC Kalapahar and Kimneilam Kipgen, Community Health Officer, Santolabari Parsain, the MLA also appreciated and acknowledged the immense contribution and struggles of the COVID Task Force Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain in getting the achievement.
The local MLA further urged the people of Kangpokpi AC who are yet to get vaccinated to get the vaccine as vaccination has become the only tool to overcome the dreaded pandemic COVID-19 while appealing to all the other five COVID Task Force to expedite the awareness on vaccination and get the villages under their area fully vaccinated at the earliest.
Deputy Commissioner Kangpokpi, Somorjit Salam, IAS while lauding the contribution of the people of Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain in getting the achievement of the fully vaccinated village, appreciated the dedication and hard work of the medical team and CTF Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain.
He said that Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain were the first villages seeking for vaccination among few others when hesitation for vaccination was at its peak among the people and their enthusiasm for vaccination has now paid fruitfully and we are proud of them.
He said that Charhajare village in Saitu AC will also be soon declared as a fully vaccinated village while adding that all these villages will be an inspiration for all other villages to get vaccinated.
COVID Task Force Kalapahar and Santolabari Parsain expressed sincere gratitude to the local MLA stating that the achievement for the fully vaccinated village could happen because of their tireless and sincere commitment of the local MLA while adding that MLA Nemcha Kipgen is the first MLA in the state providing free transportation for vaccination apart from providing food grains and other essential items to all non-cardholders.
They also thank the MLA for personally visiting and monitoring the vaccination drive while conveying gratitude to the medical team especially Dr. Pilhing and Kimneilam Kipgen for their selfless service towards the people.
The Hills Journal