Tribune News Service
Mohali, April 3
Buoyed by the response to mobile Covid vaccination centres, the district health authorities have decided to increase the number of these centres from four to seven to target the maximum number of residents.
At present, there are four mobile Covid vaccination centres that visit various societies and colonies daily to administer the Covid vaccine to people in three sub-divisions - Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi - of the district. Three mobile vaccination centres are operating in the Mohali sub-division alone.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said in view of the good response to the mobile vaccination centres, they had decided to add three more centres from Monday onwards.
She said 1,126 persons aged between 45 and 59 years were given the Covid vaccine on Saturday, showing over 50 per cent increase in the past two days. A total of 6,751 persons in this category got the first dose till date. As many as 953 persons aged 60 years and above were given the Covid vaccine today, taking the total number to 23,969.
The Civil Surgeon said 9,699 healthcare workers got the first dose of the vaccine, while 4,207 received the second dose. Similarly, 10,892 frontline workers got the first dose of the vaccine and 2,745 got the second dose till date.
‘Will be available from Monday’
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said in view of the good response to the mobile vaccination centres, they had decided to add three more centres from Monday onwards. There are 55 static vaccination centres in government healthcare establishments, besides private hospitals. Now, they would be able to cover more people under the vaccination drive.
Mohali sees 360 cases, 2 deaths
mohali: Two more persons succumbed to Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the district toll to 442. Meanwhile, the district witnessed 360 fresh cases till Saturday evening, while 243 patients were cured of the disease. Among the new cases, 248 were from Mohali (urban), four from Gharuan, six from Lalru, 12 from Kurali, 17 from Kharar, 25 from Dera Bassi and 48 from Dhakoli area of Zirakpur. — TNS
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