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Senior citizens in Limi awaiting 2nd jab



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By Our Correspondent
Humla, Aug. 5: Senior citizens in the remote region of Limi in Humla district have not received their second dose of coviehield. They had received the first dose in March.
Phurbu Tamang, 64, of Halji village in Namkha Rural Municipality–6, complained that he had been waiting for four months to get the second dose of the jab. He said that the residents of the three villages of Limi were concerned about the incomplete vaccination, especially when the number of COVID-19 cases is rising again in the country.
Local Jangmu Tamang demanded that they should be administered the second dose of vaccine as soon as possible. “We got the first dose when we had not expected it but now are facing delays in getting the second dose,” he said.
The people of Limi have called on the local, provincial and federal governmentss to provide the senior citizens with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines and save them from the coronavirus.
Palzor Tamang, chairman of Namkha Ward No. 6, informed that 200 elderly people in Limi were waiting to receive their second dose.
“We have been coordinating with the rural municipality and the District Public Health Office but have been told that the vaccines have not arrived in the district,” he said.
Similarly, Gachhyo Lama, health coordinator of Namkha Rural Municipality, said that the rural municipality would send health workers with the vaccines to Limi as soon as the jabs arrived.