1,595 administered Covishield shots

Drive was carried out at 24 session sites in Jalandhar dist on Friday

1,595 administered Covishield shots

A health worker poses for a picture after getting inoculated.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 22

The vaccination drive was carried out at 24 session sites in the district on Friday. Of them, 14 were held at private and 10 at the government health facilities.

As many as 1,595 health workers were inoculated against the contagion. Several CHCs also saw the drive for the first time today. These include Lohian, Shahkot, Adampur, Kartarpur, Phillaur, Kala Bakra, among others.

On Thursday, 458 health workers had received the vaccine shots while 1,595 workers were administered the dose – the biggest number achieved in the district so far. As many as 11,800 health workers have been registered for vaccination in the first phase in Jalandhar. So far, no incident of adverse reactions has been reported in the district.

Medicos and paramedical staff of New Ruby Hospital were administered the Covid doses at the hospital. Dr SPS Grover, MD, and Harwinder Grover and Dr Kulwant Singh Baghiana were immunised. Dr. SPS Grover was the first to receive the shot and presented himself to quell fears prevailing in hospital medical and paramedical staff. District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said, “The session sites have been increased to include maximum workers for the drive. Over 2,000 health workers have so far been inoculated in the district and more private hospitals are also being involved in the process. Several new sites will also see inoculation in the coming days.”

1 more Covid death in Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur: The district reported the death of a person due to the Covid-19 contagion, pushing the toll to 329 on Friday. Besides, the district reported 10 more positive cases, taking the tally to 7,980. At present, the number of active cases stands at 57. Around 7,594 patients have recovered in the district. — OC

Two die, 28 test positive in jalandhar district

Jalandhar: The district reported the death of two persons due to the Covid-19 contagion taking the toll to 666 on Friday. Besides, the district reported 28 more positive cases of Covid-19, taking the total count to 20,455. The number of active cases was 209. At present, while 19,580 people have been discharged, 116 persons are also under home isolation in the district. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported five more positive cases on Friday. TNS

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