The Government of Assam is undertaking vaccination of all eligible categories of the population against COVID-19 as per Government of India guidelines.
According to an Order released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Assam, the Government has decided that all Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, HIV, Tuberculosis and such chronic illness requiring long term treatment or steroid therapy shall be preferentially administered vaccination against COVID-19.
Special Vaccination for Chronic Illness Patients shall be conducted on all Saturdays and Sundays at all CVCs where preference will be given for such patients. Also, Medical College Hospitals and State Cancer Institute, Guwahati shall undertake vaccination of all cancer patients reporting to the OPD. The Government has directed all Health Institutions in the State including both Central Government and Private Health Institutions to give priority for vaccination of such patients.