ITANAGAR, 26 Apr: The district medical officer (DMO) Capital Complex Dr M Perme said there is enough stock of Covid 19 vaccines and called upon citizens to get vaccinated. Talking to press here on Monday Dr Perme informed that till now 23, 000 people have been vaccinated in the capital region.
“Many people are now coming out to get vaccinations which is encouraging. From May 1 onwards those above 18 years will start getting vaccines. I appeal to the people eligible for vaccines to get them registered,” said Dr Perme.
Home Minister Bamang Felix who received the first dose of vaccination here on Monday said that the state government under leadership of CM Pema Khandu will provide vaccination free of cost and procurement has already started under it. Felix also sought the support of citizens to stop the spread of Covid 19 in the state.
“We managed to stop the first wave with the contribution and effort of every Arunachalees. It was a collective effort. We need the same kind of effort to defeat the second wave that is hitting country and state. This can be achieved by strictly following the standard operating procedure (SOP) of Covid 19,” he added.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein who also took a second dose of Covid vaccination while talking to the media appealed to people to get vaccinated.
“Our government is providing free vaccines and therefore I appeal to eligible citizens to get vaccinated at the first given opportunity. Vaccination is the biggest weapon to fight the Covid 19,” said DCM. Mein also said the government will ensure that there is no scarcity of oxygen and vaccines in the state.
“Finance department will provide all kinds of support to the health department,” he declared. Further DCM urged people to stop attending large gatherings, wear masks and maintain social distancing.
“Experts have repeatedly warned that once Covid 19 hits the rural areas of the state it is going to cause big trouble. Everyone needs to behave responsibly to stop the further spread of covid,” added DCM Mein.