Assam crosses vaccination target on opening day


GUWAHATI: On the opening day itself, Assam exceeded its target of 3 lakh vaccination on Monday.

On the very first day, 3,19,340 people were inoculated across the state.

Kamrup Metro reported the highest 24,053 vaccinated population followed by 20,910 in Cachar, 18,197 in Sonitpur, 17,372 in Tinsukia and 16,132 in Nagaon.

West Karbi Anglong reported the lowest of 1,059 vaccinations during the day while 2,649 in Majuli, Karbi Anglong (2,681), Dima Hasao (2,745), South Salmara (3,019) and 3272 in Chirang were at the bottom of the list.

Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta expressed his gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for helping the state in the initiative.

Anyone above the age of 18 years is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost in the government- run vaccination centres across the state.

For this campaign, the Government of India is providing free vaccines to all the states.

The vaccination drive was carried out in 2,184 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational across the state with dedicated centres for those residing in the tea gardens and rural areas of Assam.

Of the 2,184 CVCs, 2,162 are government sites, while the remaining 22 are private centres, Mahanta added.

With inputs from PTI