Kamalanagar, 14 October, 2021: Dr. Andrew H. Vanlaldika, Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai District today held a meeting on enhancing the rate of Covid Vaccination within CADC area which was attended by Dr. Rinisha Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC, Dr. Ujana Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC, Pu C. Lalhruaitluanga, DIPRO, Lawngtlai, Shri Rattan Kumar, SDPO, Chawngte, Dg. Prabin Chakma, IPRO, CADC, Dr. Jyotir Moy Chakma, President, CYCA, Dgb. Monika Chakma, President, CMS, Dg. Chitta Ranjan Chakma, Secretary, MBA and Pu HC Vanlalruatpuia, President, CYLA.
The Deputy Commissioner addressing the meeting reported that the rate of vaccination against Covid is the lowest in Lawngtlai District of all the districts in Mizoram. He has expressed concern for the low rate of vaccination in the district especially Chawngte sub-division and enquired the reason from the members attending the meeting.
Though hesitation to take the vaccine in the initial phases was partly attributed to the low rate of vaccination, the difficulty to access remote areas due to the monsoon has been considered the main cause. The medical department expressed hope to improve the rate with gain of accessibility as the winter approaches and roads are restored.
The DC sought the cooperation of all especially of the NGOs for enhancing the vaccination rate and he has assured of all possible helps from his end for the purpose. He has urged the NGOs to prepare awareness video clips in local language in cooperation with the medical officer of Chawngte, CHC.
As per report presented by Dr. Rinisha Chakma 68% of the target population has been vaccinated with the 1st dose while only 6-7 thousand of the target population (under the jurisdiction of Chawngte CHC covering northern half of CADC including Chawngte-P, Chawngte-L, Hmunlai, Rualalung, Lungrang, Zehteh & Sumsilui) have completed the 2nd dose.