DC reviews preparedness for inoculation drive at 29 sites

16,490 doses of vaccine arrive in dist; stored at Civil Hospital; 5 sites finalised

DC reviews preparedness for inoculation drive at 29 sites

Covid vaccine arrives at Civil Hospital, Jalandhar.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 14

Gearing up for the mammoth inoculation drive in the district on January 16, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Thursday reviewed the preparedness to vaccinate as many as 11,800 frontline healthcare workers in the district in the first phase.

The Deputy Commissioner said a total of five session sites had been finalised to administer the vaccine — Sub-Divisional Government Hospital, Nakodar; the Urban Community Health Centre, Basti Gujan; SGL Charitable Hospital; Shriman Hospital; and the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. However, on the first day of the vaccination drive on Saturday, the vaccination will be administered at three sites – PIMS, the Civil Hospital and Sub-Divisional Hospital, Nakodar.

As many as 16,490 doses of the Covid vaccine also arrived in the district on Thursday, which had been stored at the Civil Hospital.

The DC said the district administration had planned vaccination at as many as 29 sites in the district. The sites would be different CHCs, PHCs, the district hospital, sub-divisional hospitals, and some private hospitals. The DC said a total of 57 cold chain points, with a storing capacity of over 12 lakh vaccines, had been set up. Of them, 11 points (eight in rural and three in urban areas) would be utilised to store the first slot of vaccine.

Thori said after 28 days of the first dose, the second one would be administered to the listed healthcare workers and for which, an elaborate mechanism had been evolved to ensure a smooth vaccination drive. He said a total of 31 health teams would be administering vaccines across all 29 session sites and each team would have a target to vaccinate 100 beneficiaries per day, which would mean as many as 2,900 beneficiaries daily, he added.

Giving information about the storage capacity and preparedness, the Deputy Commissioner said the district administration had created enough space to store over 12 lakh vaccines with all points linked with cooling features to maintain the required temperature for the vaccine.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said the number of sites where vaccines would be administered would be expanded by Monday but on the first day (January 16) it would start from three sites.

Those present on the occasion included SDM Rahul Sindhu, SDM Dr Jai Inder Singh, SDM Gaurav Jain, SDM Dr Vineet Kumar, SDM Dr Sanjiv Sharma, Civil Surgeon Dr Balwinder Singh, and District Immunisation Officer Rakesh Chopra, among others.

ADC among 42 corona warriors honoured

Jalandhar: Members of the Jalandhar Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association honoured corona warriors and frontline workers at a function held here on Thursday. DC Ghanshyam Thori was the chief guest. Among the 42 awardees were ADC (D) Vishesh Sarangal, AC (G) Hardeep Singh, Dr Jyoti Sharma, Dr Balwinder Singh, GM District Industries Centre Deep Singh Gill, Dr Anil Kala, Dr Gurpreet Singh, Dr Rohit Sharma, Dr Rajesh Sharma, Dr Alfred, Dr Kamaljit Kaur, Dr Harkamaljit Singh. The function was presided over by association chairman Balram Kapoor and president Sanjeev Juneja. The function began with the introduction of the association and its presence in the city since 1960s. The DC apprised everyone about the hard work put up by health workers, sewa kendra staff, backend data entry staff during the unprecedented time and even now. He gave certificates to all 42 awardees. TNS

34 test +ve in dist, tally reaches 20,283

Jalandhar: With 34 more cases, the Covid tally reached 20,283 in the district on Thursday. The number of deceased persons in Jalandhar rose to 654 with one more death. So far, there are 249 active cases, 19,380 people have been discharged, while 142 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district saw 11 persons testing positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

Hoshiarpur logs just 1 +ve case, no death reported

With a considerate decline in new Covid cases, just one patient tested positive out of 281 samples reported in Hoshiarpur on Thursday. With it, the number of total positive patients has increased to 7,907. No new death was reported on Thursday, so the toll remained at 323. With 1,113 new samples taken on Thursday from people with suspected flu-like symptoms, the total number of samples taken in the district till date has reached 2,58,935. According to reports received from the lab, 2,50,059 were negative, while 2,603 reports were still awaited, 184 were invalid. The number of active cases is 78, while the number of patients who have recovered is 7,506. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said there was no positive patient in Hoshiarpur city and only one patient belonging to another health block of the district tested positive. OC

JALANDHAR ROUND-UP

Samples collected 5,16,489
Negative 4,74,727
Positive 20,283
Active 249
Deceased 654
Discharged 19,380
Sample inappropriate 4,788
Results awaited 2,642
Home isolated 142

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