Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 14
Ludhiana, which has been leading the state with the maximum vaccination coverage against Covid, is still way behind several other districts when it comes to the achievement in per lakh population, the government has confirmed. However, the district is way ahead than the state’s average.
While Ludhiana has fully vaccinated with both vaccine doses 7,626 per lakh population and ranks sixth in the state, the district’s 39,927 per lakh people have been partially inoculated with a single shot, which was fourth highest in the state, the official figures have revealed.
In both the categories, Ludhiana’s performance is much better than Punjab’s average of 5,677 per lakh population in fully vaccinated and 32,156 per lakh people in the partially inoculated segment.
Till Wednesday, the district has administered 13,59,337 jabs to the eligible beneficiaries, which is the highest mark in the state.
The data analysed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, which is available with The Tribune, showed that Mohali topped the state in both categories with 10,905 per lakh population fully vaccinated with both vaccine doses and 78,577 per lakh people partially inoculated with the first shot.
In fully vaccinated category, Gurdaspur ranked second with 8,820 per lakh coverage, followed by Hoshairpur 8,342, Pathankot 7,813, Jalandhar 7,775, Nawanshahr 6,961, Faridkot 5,800, Amritsar 5,704, Kapurthala 5,136, Patiala 4,725, Ropar 4,066, Bathinda 3,846, Barnala 3,645, Tarn Taran 3,415, Fatehgarh Sahib 3,383, Moga 3,220, Muktsar 3,202, Fazilka 3,030, Ferozepur 2,940, Sangrur 2,625 and Mansa remained the laggard with the lowest coverage of 1,916 per lakh people with both jabs.
In the partially inoculated segment, Hoshiarpur stood second with 47,761 per lakh coverage, followed by Jalandhar 40,466, Pathankot 38,086, Ropar 36,477, Nawanshahr 36,231, Gurdaspur 32,921, Kapurthala 31,334, Patiala 30,756, Faridkot 27,940, Amritsar 26,764, Fatehgarh Sahib 26,456, Moga 24,284, Muktsar 24,193, Tarn Taran 23,720, Barnala 22,979, Bathinda 22,001, Ferozepur 18,889, Fazilka 18,531, Sangrur 17,766 and Mansa remained the laggard with the minimum coverage of 16,453 per lakh population with a single shot.
Meanwhile, the state’s vaccine inventory revealed that Punjab received 71,47,430 doses of Covishield and 10,03,160 shots of Covaxin till July 9.
The category-wise vaccination figures showed that 2,12,831 healthcare workers were given first jab, 1,27,821 both shots; 11,36,483 frontline workers first and 2,69,714 both; 35,28,342 people above 45 years of age given first dose, 8,77,819 both; and 20,85,279 persons between 18 and 44 years of age administered first shot and 37,583 both jabs in the state.
As per the vaccine allocation for July, Punjab will get from the Centre 21,12,070 more doses.
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