2 Covid deaths; 1,886 healthcare workers get jab in Ludhiana

2 Covid deaths; 1,886 healthcare workers get jab in Ludhiana

Civil Surgeon Sukhjeevan Kakkar (2nd from right) & other officials in the observation room after getting Covid vaccine. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 22

Two persons fell prey to Covid, while 40 tested positive for it in the district today.

The total positive cases in the district have reached to 25,474, while the death toll has reached 990 in the district.

At present, there are 291 active cases in the district, while 15 people were home quarantined today.

Those who lost their lives today were both males, aged 59 and 84, and were residents of Rishi Nagar and Civil Lines. Both patients were admitted to the DMCH and had co-morbidity of diabetes.

A total of 5,82,701 samples have been taken, out of which the reports of 5,81,683 samples have been received, of which 5,52,348 samples were found negative, while the reports of 1,018 samples were pending. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 25,474, while 3,861 patients belong to other districts/states.

Till date, 55,985 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 799. Today, 15 persons were sent for home quarantine.

A total of 2,087 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly.

The Covid vaccination drive continued in the district today in which 1,886 healthcare workers were vaccinated at 15 sites.

Civil surgeon, Dr Sukhjiwan Kakkar, district health officer, Dr Rajesh Garg, district immunisastion officer, Dr Kiran, and SMO, Mother and Child Hospital, Dr Malvinder Mala, got vaccinated today.

Also, 152 doctors and staff members of Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital (MOH), including Dr Geeti Puri, nodal officer for Covid, got vaccinated. She said this was as good as any other vaccine and one should not worry about it. She said rarely some people might have a vomiting sensation. The morale of the staff members at the MOH was very high and there was an exemplary acceptance for the vaccination process, she added .

Narrating his experience, Dinesh Gogna, finance secretary and member of the governing body of MOH, said he did not experience any pain after the injection and his vitals remained within normal limits. He rated the experience as 5 out of 5.

Ever since the drive began since January 16, 2021, the department of community medicine of the DMCH has played a pivotal role in the preparation of vaccination sites and training of manpower in the hospital.

Till date, more than 500 doctors, nursing staff and paramedical workers have been vaccinated.

Dr Anurag Chaudhary, professor and head, department of community medicine, DMCH, said it was a massive task to carry out the inoculation drive at the hospital.

Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district

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