Tribune News Service
Kapurthala, January 16
The vaccination drive started at three government hospitals in Kapurthala, Phagwara and Bholath with 300 health workers getting their first shot of Covishield vaccine.
While launching the drive at the Civil Hospital, Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said the district administration has chalked out a comprehensive plan for the vaccination drive in Kapurthala as the cold chain systems, logistics and technology were all in place along with the well-trained workforce. On the first day, there was no report of any adverse effect on human body across the district, she said.
A staff nurse named Bimla from Kapurthala Civil Hospital became the first health worker to get the vaccine shot, followed by Dr Shubhra.
The DC said the database prepared by the administration included the health workers from government and private sectors, comprising more than 4,000 workers. The DC said a dedicated 24×7 control room has been set up at the Civil Hospital in Kapurthala (88720-94737) where people can get all kinds of information regarding the vaccination, its effect and registration among other things.
The first 10 health workers who got the vaccine shot includes staff nurse Bimal, Dr Shubhra Singh (AHA) Jeet Bahadar ward attendant, Bir Davinder Singla, chief pharmacist, Rajan Kumar, Dr Paritosh Garg pathologist, Dr Prem Pal, blood infusion officer and Rajni. Civil Surgeon Dr Surinder Kumar, Dr Asha Mangat, Dr Ramesh Kumari Banga, Dr Rajiv Bhagat, Dr Sandeep Bhola and Dr Kuljeet Singh were present on the occasion.
‘Proudly vaccinated’ selfie point
Kapurthala: In a sweet gesture to thank and encourage people having Covid vaccination shots, the district administration would provide a wrist band besides providing a selfie platform to the ‘proudly vaccinated’ people in the district. The wrist band would be provided to all people after the vaccination at all vaccination points in the district. Under the first phase, 4,000 wrist bands would be given to people. The selfie point has been set up by District Public Relations Office, Kapurthala, at the Civil Hospital. Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal urged the Health Department officials to post the selfie on social media platforms after getting vaccinated to encourage people for vaccination.
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