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IMA Arunachal urges people to come forward for vaccination

The IMA-AP has also appealed to the people to follow "Covid appropriate behaviour" and keep themselves safe from the virus.

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Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday urged all eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine to come forward and take the vaccine shots.
The IMA-AP has also appealed to the people to follow “Covid appropriate behaviour” and keep themselves safe from the virus.
Addressing a press conference here, the state’s unit IMA president, Dr Lobsang Tsetim, said, ” We have seen a sharp rise in Covid cases in the state in the last few days. We would like to request all eligible people to come forward for vaccination as it will save you from Covid infection. Also follow Covid appropriate behaviour to protect yourself from infection.”
“Our state government is well prepared to fight the second wave ,” he said, adding, oxygen plants in five districts have been set up, and another 18 are on the verge of completion.
Talking about the second wave, IMA-AP general secretary, Jego Ori, said, “Without community participation it is going to be a difficult task for the government. I appeal to all to be proactive and come forward. Together we will beat this second wave like the first wave.”
While Dr M Pertin, joint secretary of the Arunachal unit of IMA said, “We all have to be careful and follow the Covid SOPs laid down by the government.
“There are lot of rumours regarding Covid vaccines. I want to clear that vaccines are safe,” Dr Kesang W Thongdok, vice president of IMA-AP said.
The Arunachal Cabinet had on Friday announced that to administer Covid-19 vaccine free of cost to all in the said age group from May 1 next.
Arunachal Pradesh has recorded 17,430 Covid-19 cases so far, of which, 56 succumbed to the virus and 16,921 recovered. Active cases stood at 453.

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