All government employees in Assam would be required to get Covid-19 vaccines within the next ten days. As the government plans to reopen all offices on 1 July, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
He said at a news conference that the government would be close for the next week. And that the vaccine campaign will consume the whole machinery.
He also urged private company employees to take the vaccine. Since the state government plans to allow such businesses to operate until about 5 p.m. next month.
The state-mandated earlier this month that all fully vaccinated government employees report to work on 14 June. To guarantee office operations operate properly.
Additionally, Sarma said on Saturday that the state government’s objective for 21 June is to administer at least three lakh vaccinations daily. Therefore, If the target is met, half of Assam’s eligible population would be vaccinated within a month.
“This is a segment of our Enhanced Immunization Campaign,” the central clinical official said.
‘Don’t slacken drive’
Sarma’s remark came only one day after he advised state officials not to “slacken” their anti-Covid-19 vaccination program.
Also, he requested delegate magistrates (DCs) to embrace weakness planning at the square level considering the state’s higher positive rate in more modest towns and country regions.
“The DCs must next identify priority vaccination sites, which will assist in preventing the virus from spreading to communities and tea plantations,” Sarma said.
He urged officials to establish district-based vaccination campaigns.
According to the latest data, the state vaccinated almost 50,000 people, with 39,83,642 getting just the first dose and 9,67,589 obtaining both doses.
Assam currently has a total of 4,66,590 Covid-10 cases, of which 4,21,378 have been recovered. As many as 4,028 people have died, and the state currently has 39,837 confirmed cases.