Ludhiana Administration celebrates as three million vaccine doses administered

Ludhiana Administration celebrates as three million vaccine doses administered

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 6

The district administration on Thursday celebrated the record-breaking achievement of administering 3 millionth anti-Covid vaccine dose on Tuesday in Ludhiana.

Congratulating health warriors, including doctors and paramedics for their remarkable efforts in the rare feat, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC)-cum-Nodal Officer, vaccination, Dr Nayan and councillor Mamta Ashu said it would further strengthen our endeavour in the fight against Covid-19.

They said Ludhiana was already the leading district in the state by administering 30,41,898 shots to people, including 21,58,459 eligible beneficiaries with the first dose and 88,34,39 people got both doses till October 5 since the vaccination started on January 16 which means 82 per cent population of Ludhiana has received the first dose of the vaccine and nearly 34 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

They said vaccine was the only way to conquer the virus and was helping society in returning to normalcy. They said the district administration was leaving no stone unturned by vaccinating every eligible person at the earliest.

Two fresh cases of virus reported from district

Two fresh cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ludhiana district on Wednesday. Of them, one patient came in contact with a Covid patient while another patient is suffering from severe acute respiratory illness.

At present, there are 14 active cases in the district.

Assistant Civil Surgeon Vivek Kataria said a total of 87,550 patients of Ludhiana district and 11,683 of other districts or states had tested positive for the virus. The Health Department confirmed that 2,103 patients of Ludhiana district and 1,052 patients of other districts or states have died of Covid till date. As many as 6,437 samples were collected for Covid testing today.

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