Tribune News Service
Mohali, March 2
About 397 persons — 344 senior citizens and 53 persons aged 45 to 59 with comorbidities — were administered Covid vaccine at seven government hospitals and 29 private hospitals of the district today.
Vaccination of senior citizens and persons with comorbidity was carried out in all seven hospitals today. Yesterday, only 79 senior citizens and four persons with comorbidity had received the jab at the Civil Hospital. Reviewing the status of the third round of vaccination, Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said a total of 480 persons, include 423 senior citizens and 57 persons with comorbidity, had been vaccinated in the district. To contain the virus, it was imperative that people come forward for vaccination without believing in rumours, he added.
Dayalan said Major KS Dhillon (Retd), an octogenarian, came forward voluntarily for inoculation at Fortis Hospital and received the jab. He also appreciated Dhillon’s gesture via a tweet. He said Dhillon was in good health and encouraging others to get vaccinated.
Major Dhillon had fought a war against Pakistan in 1965. He had then led a detachment of tanks and was badly wounded in the combat. He has braved stage 4 cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The DC said 5,633 healthcare workers and 3,816 frontline workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the district. He said there was no need to hesitate from getting jabbed.
Meanwhile, senior citizens have started approaching the Civil Hospital, Kharar, for vaccination. Manohar Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Kharar, said 10 citizens came to the hospital after getting themselves registered online and they were given shots of Covashield. They were kept under observation for an hour in the hospital.
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