Assam Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated a vaccination centre at the Inter-State Bus Terminal in Guwahati on September 8, 2021 and said that the government has taken a target to vaccinate all the people with the first dose by October 30, 2021. A Covid-19 testing centre was also a part of the vaccination centre.
At the same occasion, Dr Sarma flagged off 15 mobile vaccination vans which will be travelling to 6 districts across Assam, making vaccination available at everyone's doorstep.
As of September 8, 2021 the government has 22 lakh vaccines in hand. These 15 vans inaugurated are a part of this intensive vaccination program.Addressing the media at the event, Dr Sarma said that the inauguration of the mobile vans was an initiative of the Health Department of Assam to take vaccination to every person staying at every nook and corner of the state including every interior village. He continued his speech by saying that till date a total number of 1,91,00,000 beneficiaries has been vaccinated and 1.5 crore people have already been vaccinated.
But there is a need to reach to 2,40,00,000 people who have not been vaccinated yet. A total of 90 lakh people are still there to take their first dose of Covid-19 vaccination. Dr Sarma added that a good target of vaccinating the people has been achieved even though we still have to vaccinate many. 60% vaccination of the 1st doses has been completed in the villages.
As of September 8, 2021 the government has 22 lakh vaccines in hand. These 15 vans inaugurated are a part of this intensive vaccination program. Dr Sarma expressed his thankfulness towards Keshab Mahanta along with each of the ANM nurses and everyone associated with the health department.