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Something not seems rights with the Covid-19 vaccination in the state:

by Rinku Khumukcham
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It may take over 3 months to complete the vaccination of  45 years plus people of the state

IT News

Imphal, May 13:

There seems something seriously wrong to the vaccination programme being conducted by the state government to ensure safety from the Covid-19 infection. As per data releases from the state Health authority, it is likely to take more than three months to get vaccinated two months if the speed of the vaccination drive continues with that of the last 4 days assuming that there are no shortage of vaccine.

As per the official record released by the state health authority total number of vaccinated from May 9 to May 12 (i.e between 4 days) is 25,031 people. Total number of people above the age of 45 as of yesterday is recorded as 291152 people. And the number of people vaccinated for 2nd dose has reached 78,203 only. And those people who are above 45 years and who were told to start vaccination from May 1 still have not been getting the opportunity due to lack of Covishield vaccines. The total number of people between ages 18 to 45 is approximately around 6 lakhs as per the census record of 2011. Naturally, the number would have been more in 2021.

As per the 2011 census, the total number of people above 45 years is 564,527. This too has been increased a lot in 2021. Assuming the total population of 45 years above people base on the census report of 2011, the total number of people yet to get even the first dose vaccine is 273,368 people (45 years+).

As per the record of the health department in four days, only 25,031 people can be vaccinated. That means on average the state vaccinate Covishield to only around 6250 people. If the remaining people above 45 years who have not jabbed the vaccine be vaccinated to the present vaccination rate, it will take around 2 and half months, and these two assuming there is no shortage of Covishield vaccine.

On the hand, source said that the state at present has only around 40,000 doses left with the arrival of around 39, 000 doses of Covishield yesterday.

The way vaccination programme is being underway seems rather a show than the intention to protect all the citizens.  Without increasing the vaccination centers in the state it will take times of over 2 months or more which will make no significance of the vaccination programme.

Government authority needs an immediate review of the vaccination program or else the rising case of Covid -19 cases will not be ae to curb. After all everyone knows the case of -people tested with Covid 19 is reaching its peak at a time when the state authority is imposing curfew. May 7 recorded 600 positive cases while on May 12 the case of positive with covid reached 666 with 17 death. In between May 7 to May 12 the number of positive cases was also 3 digit number.

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