Sikkim kick-starts mega COVID-19 Vaccination Drive



Sikkim joined the rest of the nation to kick start the COVID vaccination drive on Friday.

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang started the vaccine roll-out programme in the presence of other top officials of the health department.

The CM, while addressing the media informed that Sikkim will also follow a phase-wise distribution of the vaccine and urged the people to support the government in completing the task seamlessly.

The vaccination drive is done using Co-WIN app, a digital platform which facilitates online entry of the beneficiaries, individualised tracking and real-time updates for COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination drive in Sikkim

Two sites were identified for the vaccination drive: STNM Hospital in East Gangtok and Gyalshing District Hospital in West Sikkim.

100 beneficiaries registered for the vaccination at STNM Hospital, of which 90 people were vaccinated on the first day.

Likewise, at Gyalshing District Hospital, 40 beneficiaries registered of which 30 were vaccinated.

(Edited by Shankar Turha)


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