Vaccination and testing pick up pace in Kamrang


Bikash Chhetri

Namchi, 11 Jun:

The vaccination drive for those aged between 18-44 years started at Kamrang Primary Health Centre in South Sikkim today.

Out of 200 Covieshield doses sent to Kamrang PHC, one hundred and fifty-seven doses were administered today, six of these to those in the state priority list, all of them teachers of Tinzir Primary School.

Also today, Covid-19 tests were carried out for shopkeepers of Kamrang and nearby areas at Namchi District Hospital.

Only one new case was detected in the screening and the shopkeeper opted to isolate at home in Middle Kamrang. A total of four cases of Covid have been reported from Kamrang thus far, all of whom are in home isolation.

Meanwhile, the vaccination drive at Kamrang PHC will continue on Saturday for people from Middle Kamrang and the day after for Upper Kamrang. It will be Tinzir's turn at Kamrang PHC on 17 June.

Nodal Officer for Covid-19 District Task Force, Dr Junita Yonzone of Namchi District Hospital informs that 16,000 Covid vaccines have been allocated for South District by the government.

She informs that vaccination started from Sub-Centers with first priority, while at PHCs and the District Hospital has a priority list of eight categories.

Around 25 per cent of vaccine recipients in Namchi District Hospital today were from outside the priority list, she adds.

She also informs that online registration for individuals in age group of 18-44 will open from 12 June 2021.