Silchar, June 10: Terming the week-long ward wise COVID-19 vaccination drive across the 28 Municipal wards of Silchar which concluded on Thursday as be a major boost in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Silchar MLA Dipayan Chakraborty, on Thursday said while over 48,000 got vaccinated in the drive, a similar scale of vaccination would be carried out across the Gaon Panchayats very soon.
On behalf of the people of Barak Valley, Chakraborty thanked Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma for his steadfast initiative to combat the virus. "Today our Government has completed one month in the office and it has been an intriguing journey so far amidst stiff challenge posed by the second wave of COVID-19. The initiative to vaccinate people in the urban sprawl in Silchar over the past one week saw over 48,000 people being jabbed. From Deputy Commissioner to health workers and even BJP party workers, everyone toiled hard to make the drive successful> along with Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy, I thank everyone."
It may be mentioned that on behalf of the District BJP unit, Silchar Legislator thanked Cachar District Administration by handing over mementos to Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, ADC Health, ADC in-charge of vaccination and other officials of the Department of Health for their services during the week-long vaccination drive.
Asked about the scarcity of the second dose of COVAXIN faced by the people, Chakraborty informed that Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy has raised the issue before Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and it has been assured that the availability of vaccine will be smoothened within a week's time.
Responding to the problems faced by the people of Silchar, especially water logging and supply of potable drinking water, the legislator said "Silchar is enmeshed in a plethora of woes. We shall seek constructive suggestions from people and I firmly believe with joint efforts we shall be able to solve the issues. The canals will be dredged for solving the recurring problem of water logging in the town. The four overhead water tanks are likely to be operational within the next six months which would solve the issues related with potable drinking water as well."
Cachar district BJP president in-charge Bimolendu Roy, APDCL director NB Dey maintained that the Government is committed to live up to the expectations of the people.