Assam to begin door-to-door vaccination drive to ensure 100% coverage


Guwahati: To ensure COVID-19 vaccination in each home, the Assam Government has drawn a plan under which officials, politicians, volunteers and police personnel will be deployed from November 22 to November 27 at the polling booth level to check the status and provide inoculation.

Reportedly, ASHA workers are carrying on the door-to-door vaccination campaign along with other health workers in the state. They will submit their report on the status of vaccination and issue certificates in their area by November 21.

After perusing these reports, gazetted officials, police personnel, ministers and social workers will be given responsibility for covering those still left out.

On Thursday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is in Delhi, said that a special drive will be conducted across all 42,000 polling booths in the state between November 22 and 27 where healthcare workers will visit each household to inoculate those left behind.

The CM and the legislators will be assigned districts where they will visit polling booths as part of the vaccination drive.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week launched the month-long Har Ghar Dastak or knock on every door campaign to carry out a special drive to focus on people who have not been vaccinated so far.