Braving chill, health workers vaccinate Lahaul students

20 given shot in two village schools

Braving chill, health workers vaccinate Lahaul students

Health workers move to a centre to vaccinate students amid snowfall in Lahaul Spiti. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mandi, January 5

Health workers today braved cold weather conditions in Lahaul and Spiti to vaccinate the children in the 15-18 age group.

A team of health workers comprising Dr Nancy of Primary Health Centre, Tholang, senior health worker Virender Singh, data entry operators of the Regional Hospital, Keylong, Punam and Geeta Devi and driver Pritam Yamba ventured to Lote and Malang schools in snowy weather from Keylong to vaccinate students.

As many as 20 students were vaccinated in both schools.

According to district health authorities, there are 1,385 children in the district. Of these, 823 are school going. So far, 571 have been vaccinated in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Lahaul and Spiti Neeraj Kumar appreciated the efforts of health workers for doing a tough job. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had launched the Covid vaccination campaign from Mandi on January 3 for 15-18 age group.

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