A nationwide vaccination campaign is being conducted for persons aged 18 to 44 years and above 44 years of age to prevent corona pandemic. Continuous efforts are being made by the Health Department and the district administration for vaccination. There is enthusiasm among the people of urban areas regarding vaccination, while in rural areas there is hesitation among people due to many misconceptions. In such a situation, people eligible for vaccination of Manjhi-Majwar dominated village Patharai, a special backward tribe of Vananchal and tribal-dominated development block Mainpat, about 55 km from the district headquarters Ambikapur, bypassing all the misconceptions, got the vaccine of Kovid and the resolution of the village to be fully vaccinated. has been proved. With this, now there are 4 villages in Surguja district with 100% vaccination. Vaccination of all 247 people of age 18 plus and 45 plus in Patharai was completed on June 22. People of 18 plus age group of village Daholi and Purkela of Lundra block and Batauli village of Batauli block have been vaccinated. Collector Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jha has congratulated the villagers who are determined for complete vaccination and said that the officers and employees engaged in vaccination work will be honored on the coming 15th August.

It is noteworthy that under the guidance of Collector Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jha, vaccination of Kovid-19 is being done in the district since January 16. In rural areas, Anganwadi workers and Mitanin, including sector in-charge and village in-charge, are constantly mobilizing for vaccination. Similarly, in the Municipal Corporation, the work of vaccination is being done by the Health Department and the team of the Municipal Corporation by setting up camps in the wards. The number of vaccination centers in the district is being increased. Each sector in-charge has been given the responsibility of making one village every week 100% vaccination villages. In compliance of which the sector officers are busy in making the villages under their sector full vaccination villages.