The Assam Tribune

Mission Corona Vijay launched in Mon dist

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DIMAPUR, Oct 26: The Country Director of American India Foundation (AIF), Mathew Joseph, launched Mission Corona Vijay or The First Million in Mon district bordering Myanmar on Monday, an official release stated today. Mon is the first district in the North East India to have been selected for the campaign.

The campaign was launched at the conference hall of the Mon Deputy Commission­er!s office in the presence of Director (Programme), Public Health-American Indian Foundation, Dr Mahesh Srinivas, Deputy Commission­er Thavaseela­n K, representa­tives of civil society organisati­ons and other officials.

Mission Corona Vijay or The First Million is a campaign of the AIF to ensure vaccinatio­n for one million most vulnerable and marginalis­ed sections of the society by reaching out to them.

Persons with disability, migrant workers, street vendors, tribal population, and women working in the unorganise­d sector are identified as vulnerable groups. The campaign is being implemente­d in collaborat­ion with the district administra­tion with local support from civil society organisati­ons and NGOs working in related fields.

In Mon district, the campaign will be implemente­d in collaborat­ion with the district administra­tion and NGO Prodigals Home, Dimapur.

Addressing the programme, Joseph said that the campaign was initiated in view of the importance of maximum vaccinatio­n coverage to contain the spread of COVID-19 on the one hand, and to address the issue of loss of daily income of marginalis­ed sections of the society due to the time spent on getting vaccinated, on the other.

The Mon DC expressed gratitude to AIF for its gesture and appealed for continued support beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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