COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by the Unit Family Welfare at the Police Reserve area, Dimapur on June 11. (@dimapurpolice/Twitter)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | June 11
It is okay if one chooses not to self vaccinate, but don’t try to confuse others who may be willing to inoculate, stated Dimapur’s Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo in the firm message to vaccination naysayers on Friday, cautioning that it then amounts to a ‘criminal offense.'
According to update by Dimapur police on Twitter, the Commissioner said this in his message during the COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by the Unit Family Welfare at the Police Reserve area, Dimapur.
“If you are choosing not to self vaccinate then don’t try to confuse others who may be willing to inoculate for it will then amount to a criminal offense,” the Commissioner of Police was quoted as saying.
The drive was conducted with the assistance of the District Medical Department led by Dr Rose, Medical Officer and in-charge of the Urban Primary Health Centre, Duncan Basti.
Vaccine hesitancy continues to remain high in Nagaland with spread of rumours on various social media platform as a key factor.
On June 10, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also maintained that misinformation and false speculations are hampering the State’s fight against COVID-19,especially the vaccination drive.
Launching the ‘Nagaland COVID -19 Information App’ at the State’s War Room, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima on June 10, Rio, however, expressed hope that the mobile application would go a long way in dispelling any doubts regarding the pandemic among the general public.
Rio further stressed on the need to educate the public and said that the dissemination of proper and accurate data and information is vital in ensuring that the State successfully contains the COVID-19 situation.
The app developed by developed and maintained by the Department of Information Technology & Communication (DITC), Nagaland for the State COVID-19 War Room, with the intention of providing information related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
Among others, the app is a handheld reckoner regarding on COVID-19 and provides information on case status, availability of various types of beds, Emergency Contact Numbers at district and state level, hospital help desk, vaccination and testing sites, self-declaration forms, FAQs and so on.