Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 13
A Central team reviewed the Covid situation and measures being undertaken by the district administration in Ludhiana.
Showing satisfaction over the virus control initiatives, Union Textiles Secretary VK Singh stressed the need to ensure vaccination of all eligible persons in the district.
Principal Health Secretary Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal were prominent among those present.
The Deputy Commissioner briefed the Textiles Secretary about the steps being taken by the district administration to check spread of Covid and assured that there was ample availability of beds, oxygen, vaccines and medicines for treating the patients.
He told him that to keep a close watch on the entire situation, senior officials had been made in-charge of different aspects of Covid.
The ADC (D)-cum-Nodal Officer for Covid in the district, Sandeep Kumar, gave a detailed presentation in this regard. He informed that the district administration was undertaking the “vaccination at doorstep” initiative, under which vaccination camps were being organised in different parts of the district. He disclosed that till date over 3.41 lakh beneficiaries had been vaccinated in the district.
He added that under the “vaccination at doorstep” initiative, there was no need to go and stand in queues at the vaccination centre as now health teams were visiting the particular areas, factories, villages, residential societies, private and commercial establishments after receiving the call from the residents concerned requesting for vaccination camp in their localities or premises.
VK Singh showed satisfaction over the arrangements being undertaken by the district administration and directed the officials to further intensify the vaccination drive. He urged them to motivate the residents to get vaccinated at the earliest as it was the only weapon available to weed out Covid from the society.
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