March 21, 2023

Why in News ?

  • Weyan, a remote village in Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir became India’s first village to vaccinate all its adult population against COVID-19.

About:

  • This successful vaccination drive in village was the result of healthcare workers.
  • Village, located 28 kilometres away from Bandipora district, has an adult population of 362.
  • In village, distance of 18 kilometres is required to cover by foot as there is no motorable road.
  • Village was covered under ‘J & K model’, which is a 10-point strategy to vaccinate entire population.
  • Under the model, first strategy is booth-level management which involves preparation of eligible population list. It is followed by “Vaccine on Wheels” under which health officials reaches out to people in far-flung areas to vaccinate them.

 

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