Imphal: Manipur Health and IPR Minister Dr. S. Ranjan Singh said on Thursday that we should understand that the world is not yet free of COVID even though the state has no COVID cases.
Addressing the annual project meeting on COVID-19 vaccination held here, Ranjan said, “The situation is still alarming in some countries according to the recent reports.
“But we should not be complacent. We should work on preventive measures,” he added.
He informed that the percentage of COVID vaccination is below average in most of the hill districts. This should be reconsidered because vaccination is the only way to protect against COVID.
The role played by the NGOs in the state, particularly those working in the hill districts, on COVID vaccination and awareness is really commendable.
Without their effort and cooperation, the rate of vaccination might have come down even more, he said.
Ranjan also suggested that people should not hesitate to take booster doses. “People need to cooperate with the government,” he added.
Meanwhile, there was no report of any positive cases, recoveries and Covid-related deaths, as per an official release from the Health Department on Thursday.
Altogether, 91 persons were tested amounting to a positivity rate of 0.0 %.
The cumulative numbers of positive cases in the state stand at 1, 39, 922.
As on December 20, 2022, 69 were vaccinated, bringing the total number of vaccination to 32,65,787 (1st dose 16,48,6669, 2nd dose 13,38,023 and precautionary dose 2,79,095).