ANI Administration Calls Upon People not to be Complacent with Cases Coming Down  

Port Blair, June 27: Vaccination is vital to safeguard oneself from corona virus as the virus is still active. Appealing to people to get themselves vaccinated the Secretary, IP&T, Shri Sunil Kumar Singh while addressing a COVID-19 media briefing held in the conference hall of IP&T today, stated that the only way to protect oneself is to get vaccinated. He said, the vaccination drive is smoothly conducted in A&N Islands and today, till 3 pm, 115 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 + were vaccinated. He also called upon the people to adhere to COVID Appropriate Behaviour, to check the transmission of the virus. The Secretary said, during the RTPCR conducted on 605 passengers who arrived by flight yesterday from mainland, 7 were detected COVID positive. He said, we should not be complacent with the cases coming down and must be ever vigilant. He also informed that 4 flights with 601 passengers arrived today and the RTPCR reports are awaited.

The Director, ANIIMS, Dr. A.K. Mandal informed that the number of corona positive patients admitted in the G. B Pant Hospital is 12 out of which 7 patients are on Oxygen support and no patient is on ventilator.

The Deputy Director, G.B. Pant Hospital, Dr. Amitabha De disclosed that the number of COVID patients admitted in COVID Care Centres in Port Blair area is nil while the number of COVID patients admitted in the COVID Care Centre at Wimberlygunj has risen to  4 with the admission of one more patient, he said.