Port Blair, Aug 24: On the completion of 75 years of Independence, the Government of India has started the campaign of giving free vaccine doses for 75 days and keeping in view the clarion call of the Prime Minister of India to ensure that everybody in our family and our area or village takes the precaution dose, Booster Dose Campaign is being organized by the District Administration, South Andaman in coordination with the PRIs and various associations at multiple places across the district.
The district functionaries are proactively visiting and monitoring the special vaccination camps at various places in the district and field functionaries are being directed to maximize the participation of eligible persons in the COVID vaccination drive and strengthen the drive.
Field visits were carried out by Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner (South Andaman) along with Mr. Ankit Yadav, IAS, Additional District Magistrate (SA), Mr. DilkhushMeena, IAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SA) at Ratri Niwas, Community Hall, Buniyabad, UHC Delanipur and UHC Dairy Farm and interacted with the health staff and Councillors of PBMC to bridge the gap.
Earlier in the day the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman held meetings with all Pradhans of South Andaman District. The list of 2nd dose vaccinated people was provided to the Pradhans for the household survey so that unvaccinated people can be identified and vaccinated which will further facilitate the District Authorities to get the updated status regarding the vaccination of the local populace.
The field functionaries have now started targeting the urban areas which are densely populated where the proportion of the unvaccinated population is higher like Delanipur, Junglighat, Dairy Farm, etc.
The vaccination camps were organized at the following places on 25.08.2022: Ward No. 07 (Delanipur Community Hall), Ward No. 08 (Buniyadabad Community Hall), Ward No. 12 (Sanitary Office Barghad Line), Ward No. 13 (Community Hall Junglighat near Island bakery), Ward No. 21 (Brookshabad Community Hall), Ward No. 14 (Fish Landing Jetty, Junglighat), Tagore College, Mobile Vaccination, PHC Garacharma, VSI Airport, Ferrargunj Check Post, Phoenix Bay Jetty, JNRM, Mobile vaccination under PHC Tushnabad, Wandoor Community Hall near Panchayat Office, Hasmatabad village and the nearby village of Wandoor (Mobile Camp) and Junglighat market vaccination by the shop to shop visit.
A total of 28760 persons was administered vaccination in the ongoing campaign in the last seven days from 18th August 2022 to 23rd August 2022.
It is further informed to the general public that the District Administration has scheduled Special Vaccination Camp on 25.08.2022 (Thursday) at the following locations from 0900 Hrs to 1700 Hrs;