Army's adopted village Chingam in Kishtwar district becomes 100 percent vaccinated

KISHTWAR, APRIL 16 (KNS) : Kishtwar is the largest district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which includes a large no of remote location. With dedicated efforts of Army, Administration and Awam, remote Chingam village (adopted by Army), has become a model village with achieving of 100% COVID vaccination.

The challenges thrown by COVID-19 pandemic to such places necessitated attention in terms of medical support and awareness to the local populace. With proactive approach, necessary liaison and coordination was carried out by local Rashtriya Rifles unit with Civil Administration and local medical authorities to enhance the medical infrastructure and augmentation of efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Village Chingam which is located 50 Km away from town of Kishtwar has been adopted by Indian Army with an aim to reduce the hardships of the people and ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols thus saving the precious lives and breaking the chain of Corona Virus.

A Campaign was launched to spread awareness of protection against COVID-19. Continued awareness among the local population has resulted in Zero case of Corona Virus. Chingam village has become the first one in the region to achieve 100% vaccination of people to include 12 to 14 year age category.

This drive was highly appreciated by the locals and civil authority, which was evident from the overwhelming response. The locals expressed their gratitude towards Army for this drive.(KNS)

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