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Staff, inmates of Hoshiarpur jail get Covid vaccine

Staff, inmates of Hoshiarpur jail get Covid vaccine


Our Correspondent
Hoshiarpur, April 1

In order to ensure vaccination to all inmates of Central Jail here, the district administration in association with teams of the Health Department on Wednesday organised a special vaccination camp inside the jail premises to cover all eligible beneficiaries. With it Hoshiarpur has become the first district in the state having vaccinated all inmates.

Giving details, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said all inmates got vaccinated inside the jail besides 96 officials of the jail were also received jab. She said there were total 459 inmates in the jail and the team of Health Department covered all eligible beneficiaries by administering first dose in one day to keep them safe, secure and healthy amid the rising cases in the district. Health team led by District Immunisation Officer Dr Seema Garg administered the first dose to all eligible beneficiaries including jail staff. Superintendent of Jail Iqbal Singh Dhaliwal, Deputy Superintendents of Jail Harbhajan Singh, Tejpal Singh, Medical Officer Dr Ramvir, Dr Gurjit Singh were also present during vaccination.

The DC said till day a total 84,656 doses had been administered to eligible beneficiaries across the district. She said that 8,330 healthcare workers got first dose while 3,618 received second dose. Similarly, 12,263 frontline workers have got jab of first dose and 3,653 received second dose. In the category of 60 years of age or above and age group between 45 and 59 with co-morbidity as many as 56,792 beneficiaries have got the vaccination in the district.

Urging the eligible beneficiaries to take Covid vaccination without any hesitation, the DC said it was high time to strictly follow all safety protocol besides adopting all measures under Covid appropriate behaviour.


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