Port Blair, Aug. 17: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,94,857 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23932 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 27, 788 beneficiaries in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered both doses of vaccine. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 180951.

Port Blair, Aug. 17: Thirteen positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands, of which, 2 were from incoming flight passengers who arrived here yesterday. Today, 10 flights with 1340 passengers arrived, out of which, 1176 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 124 passengers and the reports are awaited.  

Port Blair, Aug 16: To mark the 33rd foundation day of Carmel Alumni (CALM), a free multi-specialty health camp was organised by the Carmel Alumni, Port Blair today at Carmel Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair. The camp was jointly organised by Apollo Clinic, Health4U and the AYUSH wing of the Directorate of Health Service, A&N Administration.

Port Blair, Aug 16 The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Administration to re-engage 100 Security Guard personnel of Directorate of Health Services till finalization of the next tender process to safeguard the interest of the health institutions and also taking into consideration the welfare of the unemployed youths.

Port Blair, Aug 16: A group of 21 IPS Probationers [(2019 & 2020) Batch-73 RR] from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) of the Indian Police Service, Hyderabad currently on visit to A&N Islands, as part of Phase 2 training Study-cum-Cultural tour Bharat Darshan, called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands & Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency today at Raj Niwas.