West Bengal Health officials trekked more than 10-km through forests and hilly areas to reach a remote village, Adma and conducted a vaccination drive for people above 45 years of age on June 20. The Adma village in the Alipurduar district is one of the most remote areas of the state.
The programme was conducted under the State Government’s ‘Duare Tikakaran Abhiyan’.
“We reached this location after trekking for a distance of 10-12 kms above the plains and we reached after crossing the tough terrain. The programme is specifically for the age group of 45 years and above so that they do not need to travel far for vaccination. Therefore, a team of district officials, health officials came here to conduct vaccination drives. People are really happy because they did not have to travel far to get vaccinated,” Alipurduar district magistrate Surendra Kumar Meena said.
“We also had an interaction with the people over the kind of development that shall take place in the area. We took people’s opinions on any demands they have regarding development, infrastructure, health etc which we need to work upon,” the District Magistrate said.
“Around 50 people have been vaccinated as part of this drive. We have a target of vaccinating 100 people. We are also providing vaccination certificates to beneficiaries,” he added.
The team also distributed face masks, hand sanitisers to residents for maintaining hygiene.
Residents of Adma village thanked the district administration for visiting the area and conducting the vaccination drive.