Tribune News Service
Panchkula, January 18
The Panchkula district witnessed lowest vaccination rate as only 10 per cent health workers came forward for inoculation against the target of 150 set by the health authorities.
According to data released by the Haryana Health Department only 16 health workers received Covishield vaccine at the three centres – Alchemist Hospital, Civil Dispensary, Sector 4, and Community Health Centre (CHC), Raipur Rani, – today, the second day of the vaccination programme.
On the first day, 266 health workers got vaccinated at the three centres set up the health authorities in the district. Senior state and district-level Health Department officials, including Director General (Health) Dr SB Kamboj, Additional Director General (Health) Dr Veena Singh, State Immunisation Officer, NHM, Dr Virender Ahlawat, and district Covid nodal officers Dr Rajiv Narwal, Dr Mankeerat Kaur and Dr Meenu Sasan, also took the Covishield dose in order to dispel doubts in the minds of people and instil confidence about the efficacy of the vaccine.
Pertinently in the first phase, the Panchkula Heath Department has identified around 9,000 healthcare and frontline workers, including Army personnel from Chandimandir Cantonment.
So far, Panchkula has received 9,000 doses, which would meet only 50 per cent requirement.
Civil Surgeon Dr Jasjit Kaur said today only one session was held and that too for GH-6 and NHM employees. “I have talked to health facility in-charges to motivate beneficiaries and ensure vaccination,” she added. “Tomorrow, I will talk to officials at sites and Deputy Civil Surgeons deployed for vaccination for motivating health workers. They have been asked to supervise each site for better results,” she said.
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