North Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district kicked off ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ or the door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drive from 10th of November to increase vaccine coverage. AIR correspondent reports that the special COVID-19 vaccination drive which will continue till the end of this month is generating good response from the people.
The Health Department along with the District Administration is taking various measures to speed up the vaccination drive in tribal dominated Nandurbar district of Maharashtra under the door to door vaccination campaign.
According to District Covid Vaccination Nodal Officer Dr. N. L. Bawa, the health staff is visiting every village in the district and inoculating the beneficiaries who are yet to get their first or second dose. He added that the health workers are also making phone calls to all the beneficiaries, who are yet to get their second dose, to come forward to get inoculated in this special drive. Mr. Bawa said that the District Administration is organising COVID vaccination camps at banks, various institutes and even at market places to inoculate beneficiaries. He said that the Health Department has also started special vaccination camps at night for farmers after it was noticed that farmers were not being vaccinated due to work in the fields during the day.
In the last three days in 30 to 35 villages in the district, farmers and labourers are being vaccinated by setting up night vaccination camps in this manner. He informed that the Administration has already started an awareness campaign in the entire district about the special vaccination drive. He said that apart from the Health Department, other departments like revenue, police, NGOs and social organisations are also taking part in the drive to increase district’s COVID vaccination coverage.