Guwahati, Jan 16: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu today launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive at District Hospital in Tawang as a part of the nationwide exercise which was launched virtually by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Launching the drive, Khandu said that vaccine will be administered to 900 beneficiaries all over the State in the first phase.
‘Arunachal is elated to join with rest of the nation in the launch of world’s largest #COVID19 vaccination drive. The vaccine is being administered to 900 beneficiaries all over the State in the first phase. Attended one such launching drive at District Hospital of Tawang today,’ Khandu tweeted.
Senior Medical Officer, Dr Thutan Tsering of Khadro Drowa Sangmo (KDS) Hospital here became the first of the district to be administered the COVID19 vaccine in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Khandu congratulated Dr Tsering and said the first step towards victory over corona virus has begun. He also lauded the health workers of the district for containing the virus despite being one of the most visited place by tourists in the region.
Later, Khandu visited the under-construction IPD Ward of the district Hospital and took stock of the progress from the DC, DMO and the Medical superintendent. He also visited the temporary indoor patient block and interacted with patients besides distributing fruits and essentials. Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and other officials of the district were present on the occasion.