Shillong ( Meghalaya), Dec 16 : The office of the Deputy Commissioner in collaboration with the office of the District Medical & Health Officer, East Khasi Hills conducted a 2 – day Mega vaccination drives on Tuesday and Wednesday covering the polling stations in Mawryngkneng and Mawphlang Assembly constituencies.
The mega vaccination drive on election mode entailed activation of Cells involving staff on similar lines as the elections.
The vaccination centres also carried out enrolment for Aadhar and e-Shram registration in selected centres .
In order to ensure maximum success of the camps some of the measures undertaken were as were daily announcements by the localities, appeals issued to the village Headmen and Faith leaders for urging people to avail of vaccination at the doorstep along with other available services, Street Plays by Martin Luther Christian University students and St. Anthony’s College students, distribution of IEC material (incl.FAQ pamphlets on Covid vaccination and other services on offer), intensive awareness and sensitization by the office of the Block Development Officers at the village level, targeting Job Card Holders and Self Help .Groups and circulation of video clips of leaders of Faith Based organisations urging the faithfuls to come forward for vaccination.
The movement of the teams from here to the various vaccination centres of Mawryngkneng and Mawphlang constituencies started at 9 AM on Tuesday , with teams halting for the night at the designated Centres and recommencing vaccination, enrolment and registration at 6.30 AM on the next day well past 4 PM.
On completion of the tasks at hand, the various teams returned to the base on Wednesday .
Around 400 govt. officials cutting across departments were part of this mammoth two -day exercise in the two constituencies.
The mega camps were organised with the aim to target as many beneficiaries as possible, bringing the vaccination to the doorstep of the beneficiary. The doctors ., health care workers, Zonal Officers, Sector Officers and Team Leaders went all out, counselling the public at their homes, on the streets, in their shops, and wherever possible.
There were encouraging examples of people convinced by the counselling of the doctors and field staff, coming forward to receive the vaccination on the streets, in their homes and workplaces.