Imphal: An advocacy meeting on Covid 19 vaccination with the religious leaders – Imams, church leaders and temples and representatives of the CSOs functional in Imphal East District on Wednesday.
The meeting was organized by the State Health Society, National Health Mission, Manipur in PanchayatBhavan, DC office Complex, Imphal East District.
Shamim Ahmad Shah, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Imphal East District, Dr. Jubilee Wahengbam, State Nodal officer, RKSK and ASHA, Chief Medical Officer, Imphal East, District Surveillance Officer, IDSP, District Nodal Officer of Vaccination, Home Isolation and other officers from the Government machineries and various religious leaders of different religion & representatives of CSOs functioning in the district participated on the meeting.
Dr. T. Manihar Singh, State Immunisation Officer, Manipur and Dr Dineshwor Singh, Deputy Director, Family Welfare, Manipur were the resource persons of the day’s meeting. The resource persons talked in length about the types of the vaccination applied in India and the State, composition of the vaccination, about the Corona virus- its genetic material, how it replicates inside the body, to whom the vaccination could be done, adverse effects after immunization etc. The resource persons also talk about the myths and facts of COVID-19 vaccine.
Shamim Ahmad Shah stated that Imphal East has been able to achieve 1.63 lakhs number of vaccination against the total of 3.08 lakhs number of 18 plus population and everyday more than 25 sessions are being organized at various locations (at least one in every AC) under the AC wise Mass Vaccination Programme of Imphal East District which commenced from 21st July, 2021.
Dr. Indira, Chief Medical Officer, Imphal East appealed to all the eligible persons to come out for vaccination and help complete the target of total vaccination.