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Chief minister flags off mobile vaccination units in Tura

These units will have doctors and nurses to counsel communities on the benefits of vaccination, address potential concerns, and administer jabs at people’s doorsteps.

TURA:

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, on February 12, flagged off six specialised mobile vaccination units at the Tura Civil Hospital.

Aimed at creating awareness among the rural population and making vaccination accessible to all the people of the district, these vans will also act as mobile medical clinics.

Taking to Twitter, CM Sangma said, “This will strengthen our #COVID19 vaccination efforts & other immunisation programs for children, youth and adults at the community level (sic).”

These units will have doctors and nurses to counsel communities on the benefits of vaccination, address potential concerns, and administer jabs at people’s doorsteps.

The mobile vaccination service will visit areas close to schools and colleges and deliver precautionary doses for frontline health workers and patients above the age of 60 with co-morbidities.

The government launched the service in association with US Agency for International Development (USAID) to administer jabs to marginalised communities with limited access to vaccination centres.

The mobile vaccination units will work in collaboration with GiveIndia, Crypto Relief, USAID, BCG, Vaccine on Wheels, which have introduced six mobile vaccination clinics within the West Garo Hills and East Khasi Hills districts of Meghalaya.

Notably, India is undertaking one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns and till date, has administered more than 170 crore doses.

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