Here are the reasons behind the slow vaccination pace in the North-Eastern states
In the ongoing war against the coronavirus, the Government has set a target of administering at least one dose of the vaccine to the entire population by the end of November, but seeing the performance of the North-Eastern states, it seems difficult to achieve.
In 27 districts of the North-Eastern states, even 50 per cent of the people are not vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Chief Ministers there say that the pace of vaccination is low due to migration, mountainous terrain and hesitation.
Less than 50 per cent of people have got the vaccine in 49 districts of the country
If we look at the data of the Union Health Ministry, at present less than 50 per cent of the people in total 49 districts of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and Jharkhand and other states have got the vaccine. Of these, 27 districts are from the North-Eastern states only.
To improve this situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon hold a meeting with the district officials of the respective districts. After this, the speed of vaccination can increase.
Vaccination speed is very low in six districts of Arunachal Pradesh
The condition of the vaccination campaign in six districts of Arunachal Pradesh has been very bad. In the Kra Dadi district, only 18.31 per cent of people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
Similarly, only 27.34 per cent people in Kurung Kume and 32.03 per cent of people in the Upper Subansari district have got the first dose. Talking about the total vaccination in the state, 77 per cent of the population has received the first dose of the vaccine and 53 per cent of the population has received both doses.
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh states the reason for the slow pace of vaccination
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu told News18, “A large part of the population from these districts has migrated to the state capital Itanagar, areas around Papum Pare district and other areas bordering Assam. Census figures show the actual population. In such a situation, the percentage of vaccination in these districts seems to be less.
“Due to the difficult geographical location of some districts, reaching it is not easy,” he said.
“People’s hesitation about the vaccine is also a big reason”
Chief Minister Khandu said, “There is still hesitation among the people of some districts about the vaccine. This is a big challenge. Due to the rumours about the vaccine, people in some districts are trying to avoid administering it.”
Less than 50 per cent vaccination in eight districts of Manipur
Less than 50 per cent of vaccination has been done in eight districts of Manipur. In Kangkopki 17.07 per cent, in Ukhrul 19.55 per cent, in Kamjong and Senapati districts only 28 per cent of people have received the first dose.
Regarding this, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “We have launched mobile vans for the vaccination campaign, but in some rural areas, people are now hesitant to take the vaccine after decreasing cases. Efforts are on to introduce the vaccine.”
The condition is bad in Meghalaya and Nagaland too
Four districts of Meghalaya have had less than 50 per cent vaccination. In the West Khasi Hills district, 39.03 per cent and in East and South Garo Hills 40 per cent have received the first dose.
Similarly, in the Kiphir district of Nagaland, the lowest was 16.06 per cent, Tuensang 20.76 per cent, Phek 21.74 per cent and Peren district only 25.88 per cent of the population received the first dose of the vaccine. The situation is not good in nine districts of the state.
“Geographical position is also a big reason”
Chief Minister Singh said, “Geographically our state is not very easy and we face many challenges in sending vaccines to remote areas. Roadways are also not accessible, but we are trying our best.”
Most people got the vaccine in Amas
Among the North-Eastern states, Assam has the highest number of 95 per cent people receiving the first dose of the vaccine. The central government has appealed to all the states to strengthen the vaccination campaign from door to door.
A direct helpline has been set up between the Union Health Ministry and the states and Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has created a special WhatsApp group for easy and effective dissemination of information on a daily basis.
This is the pace of vaccination campaign in India
Talking about the world’s largest vaccination campaign going on in the country, so far 1,06,85,71,879 doses of the vaccine have been administered. According to the Ministry of Health, 52,39,444 doses were administered on the previous day. The vaccination campaign is slowly gaining momentum.