Tribune News Service
Kapurthala, June 15
Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said the district administration would start screening of children below 18 years of age in view of the preparations for the third wave of Covid. While addressing the district health committee meeting, she said this campaign would be launched from June 17 on the lines of Mission Fateh-II to screen children for Covid across the district.
She said as the medical experts anticipate the third wave, the district administration and the health teams, comprising ASHA workers would visit every home to check the children having Covid symptoms. Terming it as an exercise whose time has come, the Deputy Commissioner said as the positivity rate falls to 1.5% in the district, the health teams must complete this task.
She also asked all health officials to ensure bio-waste management in a proper manner from hospital, besides visiting the private hospitals for checking of bio medical waste management.
The DC asked the SMOs to speed up the vaccination process as the Punjab Government has included more categories such as shopkeepers, rehriwalas, students and elected representatives. District immunisation officer Dr Randeep Singh said till now, nearly 1.60 lakh persons have been vaccinated in the district.
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