The Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Saturday (June 19) that an enhanced vaccination drive would start in the state on 21st June, 2021, that should have a target of administering 3 lakh COVID-19 vaccines daily. On the initiating day of the enhanced vaccination drive (June 21), the state of Assam could go past the set target. The 33 districts of Assam on Monday administered a total of 3,17,104 vaccines. Thus, it is inferred that 106% vaccination has been reached in Assam with respect to the set target of 3 Lakh.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma complimented the health workers of the state on Monday for their efforts that made reaching the desired target possible. In a tweet, CM Sarma stated, "A matter of great personal pride as Assam achieves the target of 3 lakh vaccination in a day, pursuing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Compliments to Team Assam for doing a commendable job despite rains. A festive fervour on vaccination continues, even as I write this."
Tinsukia District has bagged the first position, in administering the highest percentage of vaccines, in relation with the set targets in the respective districts. Tinsukia, with a designated target of 10,000, administered a total of 17,372 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, thus having a coverage of 174%. On the other hand, with a target of 15,000, Dibrugarh administered a total of 22,287 doses, thus bagging the 2nd position. The coverage in percentage is calculated to be 149%.
Cachar District bagged the 3rd position, for crossing the target of 15,000 and administered a total of 20,910 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The percentage coverage in the district thus stands at 139%. The Guardian Minister of Cachar, Ashok Singhal congratulated the district for the achievement. He tweeted, "The COVID warriors in Cachar have achieved extraordinary success." Hailakandi, on the other hand, could achieve its set target of 7,000 and administered a total of 7,306 COVID-19 vaccine doses. This takes the vaccination coverage in the district to 104%. However, the remaining district of Barak Valley, Karimganj could not achieve its designated target. Karimganj had the target of administering 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines; but, the district could administer 6,339 doses only. This infers that the vaccination coverage in the district on Monday stands at 63%.
West Karbi Anglong is ranked below all districts in the state, with the least vaccination coverage of 35% only. The district had the set target of administering 3,000 doses of vaccines, while the district could administer 1,059 doses. The remaining districts, that could cross their respective set targets, are Sonitpur, Nagaon, Kamrup (R), Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Darang, Biswanath, Nalbari, Goalpara, Sibsagar, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Baksa and South Salmara.