Imphal: As many as 15,300 people above 18 years in the Sekmai Assembly constituency received either their first or second doses of the coronavirus vaccine so far, with over 1000 inoculations on Saturday alone.
The turnouts for the jabs continue to inch up, with the state government opening up the programme for more beneficiaries.
MLA Dingo, also Co convener Joint Committee of Covid-19, personally monitored the mobile vaccination programme, which was started on Friday, at the Government Hindi Secondary School, Kanglatongbi on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Dingo explained that the vaccination drive being undertaken across the state including Sekmai by the Biren Singh-led government was not aimed for any political mileage, rather save the life of the people.
Dingo said the state government is taking multiple measures to mitigate the impact of a possible third wave.
“Our aim is to prevent another wave and this can be accomplished by focusing on two aspects – increasing vaccination and ensuring Covid appropriate behaviour,” said the MLA. He further warned the people to get vaccinated in time so that they won’t regret later and that they might not get such an opportunity.
MLA Dingo also appealed to all local clubs, Meira Paibis and volunteers in the Assembly constituency to encourage people to come out in large number and get inoculated. The present drive aims to get as much as 80 per cent of the people vaccinated, he added.
During his visit, Pradhan, Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat, Medical Officer, Khurkhul PHC and OC of Sekmai PS were present.