Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 8
While the Centre has announced to vaccinate persons aged between 45 years and 59 years with comorbidities, most people in rural areas due to absence of medical facilities are unaware of their health conditions.
As a result, the Community Health Centre in Kalanaur, Gurdaspur, has adopted a novel method to identify women with comorbid conditions. A special camp was held at Ruliana village.
Kalanaur Senior Medical Officer Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal said, “We have planned to hold such camps to identify women with hypertension and diabetes. We will motivate them to get the Covid shot.” “Most people in rural areas do not get to know about hypertension or diabetes until they fall ill. We are trying to make women aware of their underlying health conditions,” said Athwal adding that instead of any kind of hesitation, women should come forward.
Meanwhile, 2,432 persons were administered vaccine in the district on Monday. Officials said out of them, around 1,384 received the shot at the government hospitals and 1,048 at private hospitals.
Officials said 48.2 per cent of the 24,948 registered healthcare workers and 48.4 per cent of the 22,891registered frontline workers have been administered the vaccine. The health authorities said high-risk persons should take extra precautions and get vaccinated at the earliest.
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