Arunachal Pradesh recorded another death due to COVID19 on Monday. According to a bulletin issued by State Health Department, a 50-year-old Covid positive male passed away at DCHC in Tawang
due to septic shock with hepato-renal syndrome. A resident of Khardung village in Tawang district, the man was suffering from decompensate chronic liver disease with anaemia. The body was handed over to the relatives in a body bag after sanitisation as per SOP and counselling for proper handling was given to the relatives. With this the total death due to COVID in the state increased to 56. Twenty-two people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Monday, taking the state’s caseload to 16652. Of the fresh cases, 10 are reported from Tawang, Three from Itanagar Capital Complex, Two each from Tirap and Namsai, and one each from Changlang, Lower Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, West Kameng and West Siang. Meanwhile, 19 COVID19 recovered patients were released across the state, taking the total recovered cases to 16369. The active cases stand at 227. The state’s recovery rate is 98.30 per cent.
Government has said that in the initial phase, COVID 19 vaccine will be provided to the priority group- Health Care and Front-line workers. The 50 plus age group may also begin early based on vaccine availability. The eligible beneficiaries will be informed through their registered mobile number regarding the Health Facility where the vaccination will be provided and the scheduled time for the same. This will be done to avoid any inconvenience in registration and vaccination of beneficiaries. Health Ministry has said that registration of beneficiary is mandatory for vaccination for COVID 19. Only after registration, the information on the session site to visit and time will be shared with the beneficiary. India runs one of the largest Immunization programme in the world, catering to the vaccination needs of more than 26 million new-borns and 29 million pregnant women. Health Ministry said that the programme mechanisms are being strengthened and geared up to effectively cater to the country’s large and diverse population.