Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Thursday flagged off COVID Vaccination Express of Imphal East District from Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Fifteen vehicles equipped with the necessary equipment, vaccines and medical personnel will travel to nook and corner of the district to vaccinate people at their doorsteps.
Speaking on occasion, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on achieving 100-crore dose vaccination against COVID-19. Stating that vaccination is the only means to tackle the pandemic, he urged the people to co-operate with the government’s efforts towards reducing the number of positive cases to zero.
Informing that COVID Vaccination Express for other remaining districts will also be flagged off soon, he stated that 90 more vehicles had been ordered for the said purpose. As the State Assembly election is also coming, the Chief Minister urged political parties and people of the State to maintain SoPs during electioneering as the pandemic is yet to be overcome completely. He also requested the people to avoid attending public rallies and meetings if not vaccinated.
Regarding the surge of the positive cases among children in some pockets of Churachandpur, he stated an expert team has been sent to look into the matter. After coming of reports from them, the matter of opening of schools and colleges would be deliberated, he informed.
CAF and PD Minister Th. Satyabrata, MDPDCL Chairman, L. Sushindro, Manipur Labour and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman H. Dingo, Advisor to CM (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Kshetrigao AC MLA N. Indrajit, Wangkhei AC MLA Y. Erabot, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) V. Vumlunmang and Director (Health) Dr. K. Rajo also attended the function, among others.