Silchar, May 7: Covid-19 vaccination for persons belonging to 18-44 year age-group has started in Cachar district from Friday.
In this regard, the District Administration and District Health Department has taken steps for arranging the vaccination drive to the beneficiaries effectively and in a smooth manner.
District Immunisation Officer Dr Suman Naiding informed that five school premises within Silchar urban area have been selected to start the vaccination proceedings.
The schools include Chhotelal Seth Institute, Shillongpatty, Adhar Chand HS School, Ambikapatty, Desh Bhakta Tarun Ram Phukan HS School near Tennis Club, Abhyacharan Bhattacharjee Pathshala at Dhakaiyapatty and Nazirpatty Model Primary School.
"We have written to the Inspector of Schools, Cachar for assisting us with necessary arrangments like rooms and space at the concerned schools for smooth conduct of the vaccination drive. The doses will be jabbed to 100 beneficiaries per school," Dr Naiding said.
On the other hand, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli has urged upon the people to co-operate with the Administration machineries in conducting a hassle-free vaccination drive. "We hope public will comply. There is no point for rushing to the centres and overcrowding. It is strictly on registration basis only so I would request public to co-operate," she maintained.