In the areas adjacent to the Line of Control an initiative to vaccinate villagers is in full swing. Door to door Covid-19 vaccination drive is run over the areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
This move is for all those villages which are situated adjacent to the Line of Control and people of cannot come to the vaccination centers. In the Boniyar block of Uri, a population of more than 80000 lives, as a concern the state health workers and Asha workers have started a special vaccination drive to provide door-to-door vaccination to these villages population. Department has achieved 80% target In the first dose. Dr Parveez Masood, Block Medical Officer of Boniyar, says, “The 60 percent population of Block Boniyar lives in the villages adjacent to the Line of Control and at this time our main target is that those people who are adjacent to the Line of Control, where the net connectivity is less, the road connectivity is less get vaccinated, that’s why we have started the special vaccination drive.” In these areas, health workers, Asha workers are going door-to-door for vaccination and about 80 percent of first dose target is already completed. The vaccination dose is firstly provided to above 45 years of age and those in the risk group in the age group of 18-44 years. In many villages the first dose is 100% completed and the second dose is in process. Rafi Ahmed Sarpanch of village Tarukanjan explained the problems they are facing for getting dose of vaccination fir people. He said “This is a border area, it is a forest, earlier we did not get such facilities, today the vaccination facility is available here, we are happy that that administration is doing vaccination door to door.”
Meanwhile, where the entire India is struggling to get people vaccinated, it is worth mentioning that the vaccination campaign in Jammu and Kashmir is the fastest in the whole country. Yes! its rate is more than 60 percent and there are three such districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu, Shopian, Ganderbal, where the first dose of vaccination has been 100 percent.