UT Administration to Provide Free Vaccination for Islanders, Targets 100% Coverage

Port Blair, June 15” The Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands had made a request to Hon’ble Prime Minister on 31/05/2021 for providing the vaccine doses directly by the Central Government for the category of 18-44 years of age group as per the earlier system of 45+ age group, free of cost.

Pursuant to the above request of Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A & N Islands, the Govt. of India announced the revised guidelines on 08.06.2021 for implementation of National COVID Vaccination Programme. Under these guidelines, the vaccine doses are to be provided by the Central Government to States/ UTs free of cost for the category of 18-44 years of age also. The revised guidelines have been issued in this regard which state that Government of India will procure 75% of the vaccine doses being produced by the manufacturers in the country and it will be provided free of cost to States/UTs as has been the case from the commencement of the National Vaccination programme and these doses will be administered by the States/UTs free of cost to all the citizens as per priority through Government Vaccination Centres. The Prioritized groups will be:

Commences Collection of Samples for RT-PCR from Little Andaman

Port Blair, June 15: The South Andaman District Administration is proactively and efficiently carrying out the testing aspect of the 5-fold strategy of COVID Management. The Mobile RAT team is conducting tests at various locations within South Andaman District. Arrangements have been made for collection of RTPCR samples from Little Andaman.

Port Blair, June 15: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma today met the Secretary, APWD at his office and discussed major water projects proposed in the islands. He informed the Secretary about the difficulties faced by the residents due to the water crisis particularly during the dry season. The MP requested the Secretary, APWD for completing the repair works of pipelines damaged due to the Dairy Farm Culvert Project.

Four Corona Positive Cases Detected In Spite of Carrying Negative RT-PCR

Port Blair, June 15: The Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh today said that there is no shortage of essential commodities in A&N Islands. It is also being ensured that there is no shortage of cooking gas and its availability throughout the islands is constantly being monitored. The Secretary also said that price capping of the vegetables is also monitored continuously and it is ensured that the prices do not go beyond the fixed price.

Port Blair, June 15: The White Esprit, International Culture Review & Publisher has selected as many as ten artworks of Islands’ enthusiastic Teacher and Nature Lover Shri Chanchal Singha Roy for a solo exhibition in an online platform. The selection of the art works of Roy is a proud moment for the islanders as the Teacher by profession, he has been a role model to hundreds of students especially those hailing from the remote rural areas of the Islands.