Nagaland: COVID-19 vaccine delivery ‘shortly’

Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, IAS addressing the second meeting of the State Steering Committee for COVID-19 vaccine held in Kohima on January 13. (DIPR Photo)
Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, IAS addressing the second meeting of the State Steering Committee for COVID-19 vaccine held in Kohima on January 13. (DIPR Photo)

Elaborate arrangements made for transportation to all districts

Kohima, January 13 (MExN): Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, IAS today informed that the COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered shortly and all elaborate arrangements have been made for transportation to all districts of Nagaland state.

Bhatia stated this while briefing the second meeting of the State Steering Committee for COVID-19 vaccine held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Nagaland in the Civil Secretariat Conference Hall, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima on January 13. Bhatia briefed the meeting that “the first phase session sites have been arranged and is ready.” 

The Principal Secretary also stated that the Central Government is being supplied 26,500 COVID vaccines which will be administered to central and state health workers and the state police. The vaccination drive will begin on January 16 which will be followed by the second and third phase, informed a DIPR report. 

Bhatia informed that the vaccine will be administer in two doses and will take effect only after 14 days after the second dose. He stated that people will need to keep following the COVID appropriate behaviour till the period is completed.

The Principal Secretary also called for the cooperation and support from the various departments of the State Government machinery once the vaccinations starts in the State. He called for carrying out awareness information and programmes across the State to curb the menace of fake news and rumours related to the COVID-19 vaccine.