Panaji:World Health Organisation’s External Monitor to Goa Dr Nutan Dev has expressed happiness over the COVID-19 vaccination programme which is currently underway in the state.
Dev has been touring all the government run and private facilities in the state to monitor the vaccination taken up.
“I have been touring the state since Monday to monitor the vaccination taken up in various facilities. I am happy that the procedures followed by all adhere to the checklist given by the centre,” she said.
Dr Dev has visited the facilities in the remote areas like Ponda, Curchorem, Sanguem, Quepem and than paid visit to Goa Medical College and Hospital, Dona Paula and Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula.
She said that though the vaccination is taking place in a right direction, there should be more response of the people for it.
Central government has opened up vaccination for people above 60 years of age and also those between 45-59 with co morbidities.
She said that the NGOs and local representatives should take the step forward and encourage people to get vaccinated.
“Some people are facing difficulties to travel to the vaccination centre. The transport facilities can be provided by the local representatives,” she said.
Dr Dev said that the vaccination should be finished within a specific deadline before the virus gets into another strain.