Port Blair, Aug. 30: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,96,646 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23,949 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 28, 179 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 2,42,424.

Port Blair, Aug. 30: Five positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands, of which, 2 were from incoming flight passengers who arrived here yesterday. Today, 8 flights with 1023 passengers arrived, out of which, 907 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 71 passengers and the reports are awaited.

Port Blair, Aug 29: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Secretary, Health Services to supply quality food to admitted patients of PHC Chouldari, PHC Manglutan and PHC Tushnabad for their fast recovery and good health.

Port Blair, Aug 29: It was joyous occasion for the sportsperson of A&N Islands when they received prizes and trophies from the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS at the valedictory function of week-long sports events organized by the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports in association with Education Department at TGCE auditorium here today. The function also marked the National Sports Day-2022 celebration in Isles, which is celebrated every year on August 29 to commemorate hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday. The function was graced by the Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports, Ms. Nandini Paliwal, IAS, Adhyaksha, ZPSA, Smt. Pramila Kumari, DGP, Shri Neeraj Thakur IPS, senior Officers of A&N Administration, sportspersons, students and proud parents of prize winners.

Port Blair, Aug. 29: In the recently concluded Canoeing & Kayaking National Championship held at Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand from Aug. 22 to 24, Rajina Kiro , SI of A & N Police and Sandhya Kispota, PST of Education Department won Gold Medals in K-2 Women 500 Mtr.