ITANAGAR, 29 Apr: The home minister Bamang Felix on Thursday informed that Chief Minister Pema Khandu is personally making an effort to liaison with officials of Pune based SERUM institute of India, the manufacturers of Covishield vaccine to try get vaccine for state on priority. He said there is a shortage of Covid 19 vaccines across India and Arunachal Pradesh is no exception.
Felix said this while interacting with the press after visiting dedicated covid health centre, Midpu, DCH Chimpu and Gumto, Banderdewa and Hollongi check gates along with health minister Alo Libang. Deputy commissioner ICR Talo Potom, DC Papum Pare Pige Ligu, SPs Jimmy Cheram and Dr Neelam Nega, district medical officers along with several other officials were also present.
“The health workers and frontline workers are geared up. They are working sincerely. The health department seems well prepared this time in comparison to the first wave. There are some minor issues which we will sort out,” said home minister. He also said Covid 19 can be controlled with the cooperation of citizens. “Government alone cannot stop its spread. During the first wave, the entire people of Arunachal wholeheartedly extended cooperation. We are hopeful that this time also we will receive the same support,” said Felix. The home minister urged people to be extremely cautious.
“Experts have warned that the second wave is more dangerous. Therefore, everyone should take the warning seriously,” he said. Felix also made it clear that the decision to impose lockdown will be decided by district administration based on the local situation.
The health minister Alo Libang said as per their assessment Gumto check gate needs major enhancement in human resources and logistics. “Hollongi and Banderdewa check gates need minor enhancement. Toilet facilities at check gates will be improved,” he said.