Yupia April 07: In the wake of Covid-19 second wave prevailing in the country Papum Pare District Task Force for Immunization has conducted a 7th District Task Force for Immunization (DFTI) for COVID-19 vaccination drive meeting at DC’s conference hall Yupia today to review and discuss the performance of Papum Pare district in COVID-19 vaccination drive process.
While chairing the meeting Deputy Commissioner Papum Pare Shri Pige Ligu called upon the health department to remain alert and well prepared in advance in the event of an outbreak to fight COVID-19 second wave which is described as more dangerous than previous one.
He also took stock of status of performance of Covid-19 Vaccination drive in the district and asked the health department to mobilise and motivate the registered beneficiaries to get their vaccines and also to ensure that all health workers and frontline workers including admin officers, Head of departments, Police personnel and APST drivers who are more vulnerable are vaccinated.
Acknowledging the shortfalls during the COVID-19 management of the first wave, the DC also stressed upon the need for correction and instructed the DMO to convene a meeting of all Covid Warriors of the district and also to expedite on Random testing at the Point of entry.
Earlier, Dr.K.Perme District Medical Officer informed the house about the status of Covid-19 pandemic prevailing in the country and highlighted the focus point for action. An action plan to mitigate Covid-19 transmission for the district was also prepared during the meeting. The DRCHO Dr.Neyang Nitik gave a PPT on the status of Covid -19 vaccination drive of the district.
Among others attending the meeting were ADC (Hq) Shri Tabang Bodung, representatives from line departments ICDS and Education, Programme officers and staff.