4,500 beneficiaries jabbed in Kapurthala

4,500 beneficiaries jabbed in Kapurthala

A woman getting vaccinated in Kapurthala.

Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, April 9

Around 4,500 persons were administered vaccination in Kapurthala district on Friday at the Civil Hospitals, sub- division hospitals, primary health centres and 42 health- wellness centres. At present, 83 session sites have been made operational to incoulate beneficiaries in the district.

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said special teams have been deputed at the Market Committee offices to cater farmers and labourers for upcoming wheat procurement season. She said Kapurthala and Phagwara cities also witnessed special camps at various places to facilitate senior citizens.

MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, who visited the vaccination centre at the Municipal Corporation office, urged residents to come forward and get vaccinated. He said the government was administring free vaccination at the governtment-run hospitals.

The MLA said he along with his family members took the jab and senior citizens must come forward as it has no side effect. The Deputy Commissioner said 26,836 senior citizens have been vaccinated in the district. She hoped that in the next two days, the district would see a sharp increase as mobile units would also be roped in, besides enhancing outreach sites in villages.

As many as 3,970 persons with comorbid conditions (at high-risk) have been jabbed in the district.

Central team visits Nawanshahr

A Central team consisting of two members visited Nawanshahr district on Friday and checked Covid preparations in the district. They took note of the current situation of Covid in the district, availability of beds in hospitals for patients, sampling, contact tracing, vaccination, etc

The team also asked regarding the death rate in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Gurdeep Singh Kapur said the team showed satisfaction on the works and initiatives taken by the Health Department

They also visited the containment zone in Ward No.13 in Balachaur. Tomorrow, the team will visit Sujjon village where there is another containment zone

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