The West Garo Hills district administration has tasked each department within the district to begin Covid-19 vaccination drive on a mission-mode from December 8.
The decision was taken at a Covid vaccination meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh with all the district heads. He said the vaccination drive on a mission-mode can be done by clubbing their scheme programmes with vaccination as well as to urge and motivate people to take the jab.
Further deliberating on the matter, the Deputy Commissioner said the vaccination drive on a mission-mode will give more focus in Rongram and Gambegre Blocks where there is hesitancy to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Although the West Garo Hills district has a robust figure of about 93 per cent of all its eligible population having been vaccinated, some 7 per cent are still to be vaccinated.
This deficit and the overall low percentage of the State as whole in comparison to other states, has prompted the central government to issue directives to the state to scale up the vaccination drive as a protective and precautionary measures against the disease in view of the reported cases of virus being mutated in more virulent form in some western countries, the DC pointed out.