Hoshiarpur, April 10
In a clarion call to social and religious organisations to play a significant role to tackle the pandemic, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait on Saturday said following the health guidelines and vaccination of eligible beneficiaries was very important.
Riyait said special camps would be held on Sunday in Budhabarh, Majhpur, Latifpur, Bariyana, Kotli Khas and Bhangala villages. Besides vaccination drive would also be carried out at Radha Soami satsang ghars at Nara, Bassi Kalan/Handowal, Dhakkowal, Bajrawar, Khanora, Bajwara, Nangal Shaheedan, Nandachaur, Dhadde Fateh Singh, Sahaipur, Bagpur, Goraya, Haryana, Janori, Takhni, Nangal Jammal and Shamchurasi.
Holding a meet with the SDMs, cops and the Health Department, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to people above 45 years of age to take the shot as soon as possible to contain the surge.
Riyait said inoculation drive was being carried out on war-footing in urban and rural areas of the district at 100 locations.
She said around 1.34 lakh beneficiaries have received the shot to date in the district and 4,600 persons were jabbed today.
Riyait asked the SDMs to liaison with social and religious organisation to increase testing and vaccination.
Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal said to step up contact tracing and timely quarantine of contacts of a positive person, eight special teams have been formed.
He said these teams would remain in constant touch with the administrative and health officials. Mahal said those violating the norms will be dealth with sternly.
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