CM launches special COVID vaccination drive for elderly
By Our Correspondent, 24/03/2021, Agartala

The Tripura government has begun rolling out a special COVID Vaccination drive for the elderly from Wednesday for three days. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said that the drive which aims to cover 8 lakhs elderly in the state shall continue till March 26.

Deb was addressing a gathering during state level observance of World TB Day here at Agartala IGM hospital. Deb launched the special vaccination drive today to pitch for COVID free Tripura and urged upon the people of this state to join this mission mode vaccination drives.

He said that the initiative of this special vaccination drive for the elderly is taken up in view of the high-risk factor of COVID-19 disease among the old-aged people. Meanwhile, Deb today said that worm disease among children in the state of Tripura has gradually climbed down. “During the year 2016 54.9% children in Tripura were reported to be infected with worm disease which perhaps has climbed down to 2% in the year 2019.”