100 Covid warriors in Kullu, 360 in Mandi given shots

2,600 vaccines have been provided to Kullu district

100 Covid warriors in Kullu, 360 in Mandi given shots

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur launches the vaccination drive in Kullu on Saturday. Abhinav Vashisht

Our Correspondent

Kullu, January 16

The Covid vaccination drive started in Kullu, Mandi and Lahaul and Spiti districts today. As many as 100 corona warriors, including 15 doctors, were vaccinated in Kullu district. Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur was present during the programme at the Kullu Regional Hospital. He also witnessed the launch of the world’s biggest inoculation drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video-conferencing.

A separate vaccination centre has been established in the Regional Hospital, Kullu. The vaccinated person is kept under observation for half an hour in a separate room. As many as 2,600 vaccines have been provided to Kullu district. In the first phase, 4,275 corona warriors, including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ASHA and anganwadi workers, will be vaccinated in the district.

Cops to be vaccinated in second phase

  • In the first phase, 4,275 corona warriors, including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ASHA and anganwadi workers, to be vaccinated in Kullu.
  • Frontline workers, including police personnel, to be vaccinated in the second phase of the campaign, slated to commence after about a month.
  • Vaccination to be carried out in 111 health institutions in Mandi district and 12,000 corona warriors to be vaccinated in the first phase.

The minister said that the entire world was praising the vision of the Prime Minister in fighting the battle against coronavirus. He added that the vaccine had reached 19 cold chain centres in the district. Vaccination would be done on January 16, 18, 21, 23 and 28 and February 1. He added that frontline workers, including police personnel, would be vaccinated in the second phase of the campaign, which would commence after about a month.

Thakur appealed to local residents not to stop wearing masks and observe social distancing. He said that the threat of coronavirus was not yet over and there was dire need to take precautions. He lauded the efforts of the people in containing the spread of Covid.

Vaccination was done at four places in Mandi district and 360 corona warriors were given the vaccine. Mandi Deputy Commissioner Rugved Thakur said that vaccination would be carried out in 111 health institutions in the district and 12,000 corona warriors would be vaccinated in the first phase.

Lahaul and Spiti Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Rai launched the vaccination drive in Keylong.

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