HP Chief Minister directs officers to ensure cent percent target of COVID vaccination’s second dose

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Shimla, Dec 3 : HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to ensure that the cent percent target of second dose of vaccination of eligible population must be achieved by December 4 this year so that Himachal Pradesh could achieve the unique distinction of cent percent vaccination of eligible population against COVID-19, it was reported on Friday.

He was presiding over the meeting with the senior officers of State Government to review the preparedness for the celebration of vaccination against COVID-19, here on Friday.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has planned to hold a mega event at Bilaspur on December 5, 2021 to celebrate this distinction which would be graced by Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda.

Jai Ram Thakur said that out of the total 53.77 lakh eligible people till date the Government has achieved the target of vaccinating about 98 percent with the second dose of the vaccne. He said that this was possible due to the commitment and dedication of the doctors, para medical staff and other health workers.

The Chief Minister said that the Deputy Commissioners must ensure active participation of all the frontline workers in this event. He said that LEDs would be installed in all the District Headquarters of the State so that the event could be celebrated in a befitting manner. He said that in Shimla districts LEDs would be installed at Shimla, Rohru, Chopal and Rampur, in Solan district at Solan and Nalagarh and in Sirmaur district at Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Shillai, Rajgarh and Sarahan. He said that in Mandi district LEDs would be installed at Mandi, Karsog, Thunag, Sundernagar and Jogindernagar and in Kangra district at Dharamshala, Palampur, Nurpur and Dehra. Similarly, in Kullu district LEDs would be set up in Kullu, Manali and Ani.

CM Thakur directed the officers to ensure proper arrangement of sittings and other facilities in these venues so that people do not face any inconvenience to see this mega event.

Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Additional Chief Secretary J C Sharma, Secretary Health Amitabh Avasthi, Deputy Commissioner Mandi Arindam Chaudhary, Mission Director, National Health Mission Hemraj Bairwa, Director Information and Public Relations Harbans Singh Brascon were present in the meeting whereas all the Deputy Commissioners and Chief Medical Officers joined the event virtually from their respective districts.


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