Guwahati, Mar 1 (PTI) Assam Health Minister Himanta
Biswa Sarma received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on
Monday as the state government launched the third phase of the
inoculation drive for senior citizens and people in the age
group of 45-59 with comorbidities.
The 52-year-old minister was administered the first
dose of the vaccine at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital
where several prominent people, including retired bureaucrats,
also received their first dose.
“As people above 45 years with co-morbidities are
eligible, I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine at GMCH
today. All those under this category are advised to take their
doses”, the minister tweeted.
He further said that hospitals across Assam are geared
up for speedy roll out of vaccination.
Among the prominent beneficiaries above the age of 60
are three former chief secretaries Alok Kumar, V K Pipersenia
and T Y Das, Special Director General of Police G P Singh,
former Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University Dr Amarjyoti
Choudhury, singers Samar Hazarika, Malabika Bora, Pahari Das,
social workers Vijoy Patiar and Minati Barthakur and author
Mitra Phukan among others.
Around 763 beneficiaries aged 60 years and above, and
224 between 45 to 59 years with comorbidities have been
administered the first dose of vaccine in the third phase
during the day, according to a bulletin issued by the National
Health Mission, Assam.
Besides, 676 healthcare workers and 3,937 frontline
workers have also received the vaccine, while 1,418 healthcare
workers and nine frontline workers received the second dose
during the day.
There has been no report of Adverse Event Following
Immunisation (AEFI) so far.
Assam till date has reported 2,17,537 COVID-19 cases
while 1,092 persons have succumbed to the disease.
The state currently has 268 active COVID-19 cases,
while 2,14,830 people have recovered from the disease so far.
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