3,906 healthcare workers to get first dose of Covid vaccine

The district admn has started making a strategy for distribution of vaccine

3,906 healthcare workers to get first dose of Covid vaccine

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, December 1

To ensure an effective roadmap for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and all frontline health workers of the district receive the first shot of the vaccine whenever it is available, the district administration has started making a strategy for the distribution of the vaccine.

4 die, 89 test +ve in district

With 89 new cases, the district Covid tally reached 18,034 on Tuesday. Four deaths were also reported from Covid, taking the number of deceased persons to 565. The active cases in the district stands at 1,271. So far, 16,198 people have been discharged, while 793 people were under home isolation in the district.

Presiding over a meeting of the task force set up to prepare the plan and oversee the operations, health officers and IMA officer-bearers, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Vishesh Sarangal, who is also in-charge of tertiary hospitals of level-III, on Tuesday said as per the directions of the government, the first dose of the vaccine would be administered to all frontline health workers, including doctors, nursing and lab staff, ward attendants and all anganwari workers along with helpers.

District round-up

Samples collected 3,79,357

Positive 18,034

Negative 3,44,188

Active cases 1,271

Discharged 16,198

Deaths 565

He said the Health Department had 3,906 healthcare workers in all government health institutions and anganwari centres. Sarangal said as per the records, Jalandhar had 156 private health institutions under the jurisdiction of the city and these hospitals have a large workforce. Besides, the city has a huge number of private clinics/nursing homes.

He urged all hospitals, private clinics and nursing homes to submit the data of the health staff employed in their institutes by December 2. He also directed the Health Department to lay a special focus on the required infrastructure for the storage of vaccines in Jalandhar.

The ADC further asked all Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) to ensure that the data of healthcare employees in private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics falling in their areas, must reach by tomorrow (on Wednesday) evening. He solicited the support of the IMA and other associations so that the entire data could be sent to the state government timely.

Calling the doctors, nursing and lab staff, ward attendants and other health workers as ‘soldiers without uniform’, the Additional Deputy Commissioner said the administration would leave no stone unturned to give topmost priority to the immunisation of frontline workers who had been fighting the pandemic for the last eight months. Prominent among those present included Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla, District Immunisation Officer Dr Seema, DMC, and Dr Jyoti Sharma.

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