Vax drive resumes, Amritsar district administration receives 80K doses

Vax drive resumes, Amritsar district administration receives 80K doses

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 8

The administration received 80,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday evening. Officials of the Health Department said the district received 1.40 lakh doses in the last one week.

A total of 10,706 residents were inoculated on Wednesday in comparison to 2,380 on Tuesday.

The department deliberately kept the drive slow today as it was a weekly immunisation of children at the government hospitals.

In the next two days, the Health Department has planned to conduct mega-vaccination drives to inoculate maximum residents. Earlier, the department had set a sort of record by vaccinating 57,800 beneficiaries.

Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said, “We are getting maximum number of doses in the state. The quota is allocated as per usage, so we try to inoculate maximum number of people.” He said they would again be getting their quota in next two days.

The Civil Surgeon said there’s no need for residents to feel anxious. He said, “A total of 2.61 lakh residents in the district have been completely vaccinated while more than 6 lakh beneficiaries have received their first dose.”

Meanwhile, the health authorities reported two positive cases today, with which the total number of cases increased to 47,257. The Health Department reported recovery of six patients. With this, the recovery count reached 45,658. The district has a total of 10 active cases.

No case, death in Tarn Taran

The district authorities reported no positive case and Covid-19 related death in Tarn Taran on Wednesday. The toll stands at 378 to date.

Civil Surgeon Dr Rohit Mehta said 18,466 persons were vaccinated at 94 camps today. The Health Department said the district administration received 30,000 doses today. Earlier, the district was facing severe shortage of vaccine.

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