Port Blair, Dec. 15: The District Administration in coordination with Health Department is continuing with the COVID vaccination drive and TB Active Case Finding (ACF) survey at community level. The drive was today carried out at Shoal Bay village from 10.00 AM to 01:00 PM and at Dollygunj village from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM. On spot walk-in COVID vaccination was given to the eligible beneficiaries.

A team of District TB unit along with District TB officer conducted Active Case Finding (ACF) survey by visiting the houses of TB patients. Their contacts and the identified suspects have been asked to go for further testing at TB unit of GBPH.

Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman informed that District Administration will continue the evening mobile vaccination drive as well as TB Active Case Finding survey throughout the District till each and every eligible person vaccinated. He requested the general public to avail the opportunity to vaccinate themselves with COVID vaccine. Those who have fever, cough and night sweats may go for TB test at nearest Health Centre.

The DC (SA) has urged the general public of South Andaman to cooperate with the field staff during “Har Ghar Dastak” home visit campaign. He has also directed all commercial establishments to ensure that their staffs are fully vaccinated with second COVID vaccine.