Rayagada, June 6: Odisha Health Department has started Corona vaccination among Dangaria Kandhs in Rayagada district.
After motivating the indigenous people for vaccination, as many as 647 Dangaria Kandhs have been vaccinated so far.
Apart from it, all the tribal villages under Bissam Cuttack and Muniguda blocks are taken up for mass vaccination on war footing.
Sources said, the Dangaria Kandh hill tribe of Rayagada was not aware of Corona pandemic. However, a few corona positive cases were traced from the locality following which the district administration propagated Corona awareness in those villages. Subsequently, they agreed to abide by the Corona appropriate behavior and take Corona vaccines.
Accordingly, the officials of the Dangaria Kandh Development Authority conducted offline registration of the people. Basing upon it, the Paramedical personnel vaccinated them at their doorsteps.