Guwahati: The second COVID-19 vaccination camp, which was opened for all above 18 years by the government was organised at LGBI Airport Guwahati on May 3. Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with the National Health Mission, Assam organised this vaccination camp which was first for many young officers and staff working at Guwahati Airport.
The vaccination camp was meant for all the working staff and was also opened for all AAI family members (only dependents), the employees of AAI, airlines, agencies, frontline staffs and the stakeholders associated with the LGBI Airport Guwahati.
Around 1,200 people had registered themselves for the vaccination on the first day, out of which employees close to 600 were vaccinated today till evening. The camp will continue further depending on the availability of the vaccines from the State Health Dept. and the enrolment of the employees.
Informing about the vaccination camp, Airport Director Ramesh Kumar said, ‘We had requested all Head Of Departments, airlines, ground handling agencies, frontline workers and the stakeholders at the airport to kindly intimate in their vertical to get maximum advantage of vaccination camp which we planned to start on Monday onwards. As this was opened for all above 18+ age group, the camp started at 9:30 morning and the number of registration was more than expected. Considering the statistics and interested possible candidates, the vaccination camp will continue for the next few days,’ he added.
Officials coordinating the camp said, we have registered more than 2500 people, if health officials of NHM continue and our staffs are still left, we may extend the camp for next few days. This includes some elderly retired employees and their dependents as well. As the number of enrolment was high, the vaccination venue was Community Centre inside the AAI residential colony, a hall with a huge capacity for maintaining health protocols.
‘I am thankful to the State Govt, especially to the state health officials and NHM staff for their Nobel cause and their dedication in helping us get vaccinated amid this pandemic. They are cooperating in all aspects and as the camp will continue, considering higher enrolment, we have also made all arrangements for them at AAI, Guwahati. I on behalf of the Airports Authority of India extend sincere thanks to all concerned’ said Airport Director Ramesh Kumar.
A separate help desk has also been set up to streamline the process and assist elderly people. Priority is given to the frontline workers and the airline staff who are on regular duties and in shift duties.
Earlier, a vaccination camp at LGBI Airport, Guwahati for all stakeholders including Airlines Ground Handling Agencies/ Staff Officers and others working an retired employees at LGBI Airport who were above 45 yrs of age was conducted on April 11.
Most of the staff working at the airport are vulnerable and faces different categories of passengers coming from various parts of the country. In view of the recent surge in the number of registered corona cases in the country, it was needed and indeed a big relief for all employees especially the Operations department people at the airport.
Meanwhile, COVID tests are regularly being continued at the airport for all incoming passengers and special screening is for the passengers coming from few states where covid-19cases are higher in the country. We urge all our stakeholders and encourage passengers to get themselves vaccinated in our fight to eradicate COVID-19.
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