Assam launches token vaccination drive for persons in 18-44 years category
The Assam health department on Wednesday launched a token COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18 to 44 years at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and at Guwahati Press Club.
On Tuesday evening, Bharat Biotech had sent 1.5 lakh doses of COVAXIN for vaccination of people in the 18 to 44 years age category in Assam.
“We have therefore launched a token drive among specially abled persons over 18 years of age at GMCH and among journalists and their families at the Guwahati Press Club today. From May 7, we will launch more centres for vaccination so that those who have already registered in the COWIN portal can also get their dates for vaccination,” state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the media.
The minister also visited the Guwahati railway station to take stock of the coaches offered by the railway ministry to convert as COVID Care Centres.
“The railway ministry has offered the state government 1500 coaches (equipped with oxygen cylinders) to be used as part of COVID Care Centres,” he said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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