Imphal: To encourage mass vaccination drives being taken up in all the Assembly constituencies of the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced a cash reward of Rs. 20 lakhs for the first fully vaccinated assembly constituency.
He made this announcement during the launching function of Mobile Insulated Vaccination Bus at Khurai Lamlong Keithel, Imphal East Wednesday. The Mobile Insulated Vaccination Bus was donated by Khurai MLA L. Susindro Meitei.
Addressing the public, N. Biren Singh said that India has started the world’s largest free vaccination drive under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He informed that vaccination is the only weapon to fight COVID-19. Stating that people have lost their loved ones due to the pandemic, the Chief Minister urged all the eligible persons to get vaccinated at the earliest to protect against the dreaded disease. Seeking people’s support and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 disease, he said that we all must maintain Covid Appropriate Behaviour and guidelines issued by the government.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA L Susindro said that 5 kgs of rice, hand sanitizer and face mask would be provided to all those persons who volunteered themselves for vaccination. People can avail the facility of the mobile vaccination bus at their homes if there are atleast ten persons to be vaccinated, he added. He further said that such service would continue till the constituency is fully vaccinated.
Minister for Transport Vungzagin Valte, MP Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba, MLA of Khurai AC L. Susindro Meitei, MLA of Kakching AC Mayanglambam Rameshwar Singh and others were present during the function.