Pasighat January 16: Joining the rest of the nation in the largest vaccination drive,Pasighat West MLA,NinongEring todayinaugurated the first phase of covid-19 vaccination here at BakinPertin General Hospital(BPGH), Pasighat in East Siang. Altogether, 100 Health Care Workers comprising of Doctors, Nurses, Sanitary assistants, MTS, Drivers of health department, were administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine today. The launch of the Covid-19 Vaccination and the address to the nation by the Prime Minister NarendraModi was also witnessed during the occasion virtually. Ering on the occasionsaid that it was moment of great pride to be part of the historic launch by the Prime Minister, Shri NarendraModiin the fight against covid-19. He also lauded CM, Pema Khandu for the historic launch & efforts in the fight against covid-19 in the state. The vaccine is the result of hardwork of our Scientists & Doctors adding that we must continue to follow preventive SoPs, Ering said,during his interaction with media after the inauguration. DC East Siang, Dr.Kinny Singh in her message also asserted that the historic launch marks our determined efforts to fight against the virus. The Healthcare workers of our district as Covid Warriors have worked 24×7 in the fight against the Coronavirus. The DC appealed all to continue to follow preventive guidelines. Jt. DHS (T&C), BPGH, Dr. D.Raina, who was also administered the Covid vaccine, informed that the after the administration of the first dose today, the next dose will be taken after 28 days and urged all to continue to follow Covid preventive guidelines of wearing mask, social distancing, hand-washing& sanitization. DC, Dr.Kinny Singh, ADC (Hq), TaddoBorang, Jt. DHS (T&C), Dr.D.Raina,DMO, Dr. Kaling Dai, DRCHO, Dr. T.Gao, Medical Superintendent, BPGH , YR.Ringu, Chief Councillor, PMC, Okiam Moyong Borang, Councillors, ZPM, OgamMengu, DD ICDS, MachiGao were among others present on the launching ceremony.The vaccination ceremony was organized by maintaining all Covid-protocols.