Arunachal Govt launches ‘Tika Maha Abhiyan’ for COVID-19 vaccination

Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday launched ‘Tika Maha abhiyan’ for Covid-19 vaccination in Itanagar along with Deputy Chief minister Chowna Mein and Health minister Alo Libang. It is a new initiative to vaccinate all population above 18 years of age across the state within a few months.

“From 21 June, the sessions for those in the 18+ age group will be self-registration/on-the-spot registration for ease of registration of the beneficiaries, which will be decided by the district administration,” it said.

Informing that outreach sessions to cover the 45+ category are going on, the release said that there is a Covid-19 vaccination provision for the differently-abled citizens and aged citizens to vaccinate them in “near-to-home CVCs in the districts.”

“Beneficiaries without photo identity proof as prescribed by the ministry are also being vaccinated in the districts through a special session via ‘person without identity’ on the CoWIN application, especially for prisoners, old-age homes, rehabilitation centres, etc,” the release said.

Mobile teams are also conducting sessions in multiple areas in difficult geography, very sparsely populated areas and high-risk areas, it said.