Ludhiana district ranks 3rd in Covid management in Punjab

Ludhiana district ranks 3rd in Covid management in Punjab

A man gives a sample for Covid test. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 3

Ludhiana has ranked third in the individual and overall performance in the Covid management in the state.

The first-of-its-kind rankings were released by the Department of Health and Family Welfare in respect of every district’s performance in testing, vaccination, positivity and deaths due to the virus.

The report, a copy of which is with The Tribune, ranked Ludhiana third on vaccination front, eighth in testing, eleventh in positivity rate and 10th on the casualty chart.

While Pathankot stood first, Hoshiarpur bagged the second position in the state.

Among other districts, Faridkot ranked fourth, followed by Nawanshahr, Mansa, Mohali, Kapurthala, Gurdaspur, Ropar, Amritsar, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Bathinda, Sangrur, Moga, Barnala, Tarn Taran and Muktsar (last on the rankings table).

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According to the front-wise performance chart, Ludhiana ranked third on vaccination front with 4,065 per lakh vaccination till March 25. Hoshiarpur stood second with 4,747 per lakh figure, and Mohali bagged the first slot with highest 5,316 per lakh inoculation coverage.

Among other districts on the vaccination front, Pathankot ranked fourth with 3,771 per lakh vaccination, followed by Jalandhar (3,520), Amritsar (3,278), Faridkot (2,740), Patiala (2,451), Nawanshahr (2,231), Kapurthala (2,111), Ropar (2,090), Fazilka (2,030), Ferozepur (1,998), Tarn Taran (1,993), Gurdaspur (1,900), Barnala (1,871), Bathinda (1,780), Fatehgarh Sahib (1,713), Moga (1,471), Muktsar (1,336), Sangrur (1,263), and Mansa (1,046). The state average was recorded at 2,744 per lakh.

On other fronts, Ludhiana recorded 1.3 per cent case fatality rate (CFR), 4.7 per cent positivity rate and 2,453 per lakh population testing coverage, which is much better than the state’s average of 1.7 per cent case fatality rate, 5.4 per cent positivity rate and 2,282 per lakh population testing.

The rankings were reviewed at the highest-level during subsequent meetings, chaired by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, recently.

26,483 get vaccine

As many as 26,483 persons got vaccinated for Covid-19 in the district on Saturday. To ensure that maximum number of Ludhiana residents is vaccinated, the district administration has started the “vaccination at doorstep” initiative, under which camps are being organised in mohallas, clubs, factories, business/commercial establishments.

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