J&K hamlet first village to achieve 100% COVID vaccination of its adult population

8th June,2021

J&K hamlet first village to achieve 100% COVID vaccination of its adult population



Officials announced on Tuesday that a rural hamlet in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district has become the first community in India to vaccinate its entire adult population against COVID-19. The credit, they added, goes to the healthcare personnel whose tireless efforts propelled Weyan hamlet, which has a population of 362, to national prominence.

"The village is only 28 kilometres from Bandipora district headquarters, but due to the lack of a motorable road, a distance of 18 kilometres must be completed on foot," a health department official stated.Commenting on the achievement, Yatish Yadav, media advisor to Jammu and Kashmir government, said the Union territory was raising the bar in the Covid vaccination drive.He explained that vaccinating all of the community's population was even more challenging because the population is made up of nomadic people that travel to higher elevations to graze their cattle.

"In the village, there is no access to the internet. As a result, villagers were unable to schedule vaccination appointments in the same manner that those in urban regions could "Bashir Ahmed Khan, Bandipora's Chief Medical Officer, explained the difficulties experienced by healthcare personnel. Despite initial vaccine apprehensions, Jammu and Kashmir has attained a vaccination rate of 70% in the 45+ age range, which is nearly double the national average, according to the official.

Yatish Yadav, media advisor to Jammu and Kashm, spoke about the success.Yatish Yadav, media advisor to the government of Jammu and Kashmir, commented on the achievement, saying that the Union territory was increasing the bar in the Covid immunisation effort.