Vaccination drive for Melamchi flood survivors begins today

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Sindhupalchowk: Covid-19 vaccines have been made available for 20,000 flood survivors of Helambu-Melamchi above the age of 18.

Senior Public Health Officer Durga Dutta Chapagain shared that the jabs have been dispatched to the vaccination centers so that they can be administered to the general public from today.

He further informed that 8,000 doses of vaccines were already sent for Panchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality, 7,000 for Melamchi municipality and 5,000 for Helambu rural municipality. The devastating floods and landslides this year had immoderately caused damages to the lives and properties of all three local levels of Sindhupalchowk.

The local levels were urged to make correspondence in case the jabs were not adequate.

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