Birendranagar Municipality in Surkhet district has been declared a fully COVID-19 immunized district, the first in the Karnali Province. Such an announcement was made after the municipality surpassed its target on COVID-19 vaccines.
Social Development Minister of Karnali Province Yagya Bahadur Budhachhetri declared the city as the fully COVID-19 immunised city on Thursday amid a function terming this day a historic milestone for Karnali Province.
On the occasion, he vowed to effectively run the vaccination drive against the COVID-19 in all local levels in the province. "Needed jabs and human resources have been ensured to make all local levels fully immunized against COVID-19. The vaccination drive is still on," the minister stated.
Likewise, Mayor of Birendranagar Dev Kumar Subedi said the success was achieved after availing the targeted population with vaccines by enforcing the provision of mandatory vaccine to all.
Subedi shared the municipality vaccinated additional 19 per cent people than its target.
The municipality is running the vaccination drive by visiting the every household in all 16 wards. "This is a great achievement from the point of public health. We are working to vaccinate to those missing ones. The announcement (of fully vaccinated city) was made after getting 100 per cent success," Deputy Mayor Mohanmaya Dhakal said.
Source: National News Agency Nepal