Fit Northeast has successfully organized a Covid-19 vaccination camp at at Dakshin Barsajai Maidam Durga Mandir, Lalmati area in Guwahati. This is the third vaccination camp organized by Fit Northeast in collaboration with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Assam. The camp has witnessed huge positive response from the local people with 272 people receiving jabs.
"I have come to take my second jab of Covishield vaccine here today. This camp has been organized very systematically as I have not found any difficulty in the entire process of registration and vaccination. All the health staff and the supporting volunteers have been very cooperative", said Mr Ganesh Rohang, an archery coach from Assam who stays in the neighbourhood of the vaccination centre.
Mr Sijo Jacob, founder of Fit Northeast was actively present at the camp. Speaking on the occasion, he said, "This camp is being held following all the Covid Protocol. We are vaccinating all those who are 18 years and above with Covishield doses. There is proper registration for all the beneficiaries". The vaccination process began at 10 AM and it continued till vaccination of 272 people was complete, he added.A total of 27 vials were bought from the State Capital Dispensary at Last Gate, Dispur, which was injected among the 272 beneficiaries. Dr Ajay Lahkar, in charge of the State Capital Dispensary at Last Gate gave permission to conduct the camp and delivered the vials at the camp. Fit Northeast has expressed gratitude to Dr Lahkar for his co-operation.
"It was informed to me by the Secretary of the Barsajai Maidam Durga Mandir, Mr Hiren Saharia that he was approached by Fit Northeast, asking for the space to organize a Covid-19 vaccination camp. There was no question that I could say no. It was in fact a matter of pride for us that we could offer our space to do such a camp. We are more than happy that we got a chance to do something for the betterment of mankind" said Mr Akhil Chandra Goswami, President of the Barsajai Maidam Durga Mandir.
An audio announcement was done in the nearby areas prior to the programme which played a major role in attracting many locals to the camp.
"This camp has been organized very systematically as I have not found any difficulty in the entire process of registration, testing and vaccination", said Mr Ganesh Rohang, an archery coach from Assam.The ratio of male and females were almost equal in the vaccination camp.
"I am very excited to take the vaccine and have faith that it will protect me from Covid", said a 19-year-old girl named Ruhi who came to the camp along with her mother.
Dr D D Mali was the most senior beneficiary who attended the camp along with his wife to take their first doses of vaccination. The 85-year-old said, "I am completely satisfied with all the arrangements made in the camp. The medical staff giving the vaccination is very caring. Such camps are very beneficial to the society".
Secretary of the temple, Mr Hiren Saharia said, "We are happy to help so many people in getting their vaccination. We are looking for many more chances to serve the people in every good way. We are blessed that we got this great opportunity to offer space to Fit Northeast".
"Even though there was no other Anganwadi worker or ANM to assist me today, I could smoothly vaccinate all the people. The beneficiaries were also satisfied and happy", said Popi Das, the ANM who participated in the camp today.
"The response of the people coming for vaccination has been really enthusiastic today", said Rama Krishna Newar, a participant at the camp. Mantu Kr. Baishya, another participant at the vaccination camp was of the opinion that the announcements in advance in the locality by Fit Northeast staff has been very much effective.