Ludhiana district ranks fourth in per million Covid-19 vaccination in Punjab

Ludhiana district ranks fourth in per million Covid-19 vaccination in Punjab

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 19

Ludhiana, which was the first district in the state to launch vaccination at doorstep by holding mobile camps, has ranked fourth in the per million Covid inoculation in the state.

The data compiled by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is with The Tribune, revealed that Ludhiana touched 1,36,172 per million vaccination coverage till April 14, which was way ahead than the state average of 99,887.

Pathankot district topped the state with maximum 1,70,262 per million inoculation, followed by Gurdaspur 1,61,062, Jalandhar 1,47,448, Mohali 1,36,115 Hoshiarpur 1,25,465, Nawanshahr 1,15,683, Amritsar 1,03,866, Kapurthala 98,742, Faridkot 93,254, Patiala 92,753, Tarn Taran 79,098, Ropar 65,511, Muktsar 59,273, Ferozepur 59,061, Barnala 58,409, Bathinda 58,120, Moga 56,035, Fazilka 53,338, Fatehgarh Sahib 47,492, Sangrur 47,333, and Mansa 32,441.

Ludhiana also stood fourth when it comes to the analysis of total dose coverage per million population. The district had inoculated 1,36,869 persons with both doses of the vaccine, which was much higher than the state average of 1,00,200.

Pathankot again ranked first in this category with highest coverage of 1,71,202, followed by Gurdaspur 1,60,572, Jalandhar 1,47,406, Mohali 1,35,518, Nawanshahr 1,15,372, Amritsar 1,04,909, Kapurthala 1,00,370, Patiala 94,042, Faridkot 94,012, Tarn Taran 78,909, Ropar 64,198, Ferozepur 59,723, Bathinda 58,599, Barnala 58,274, Muktsar 57,908, Moga 55,456, Fazilka 54,151, Sangrur 48,058, Fatehgarh Sahib 47,948, and Mansa 32,077.

According to the statistics, 1,67,594 healthcare workers have so far been given first dose, 78,240 second jab. As many as 2,94,025 frontline workers have been administered first vaccine, 68,644 second shot. As many as 17,44,745 persons above 45 years have been administered first injection and 68,725 inoculated with the second dose.

The vaccine inventory till date showed that 1,83,750 doses of Covishield were still available with the state after utilising 27.6 lakh of the total 29,43,850 doses received so far. Similarly, 1,59,400 jabs of Covaxin were still in stock after utilisation of 1,74,680 of the total 3,34,080 doses received till now.

14 fall ill, 1 dies after inoculation

Of the total 130 cases of after-effects following immunisation (AEFI) reported in the state so far, Ludhiana had reported 14 — eight minor and 3 each serious and severe, who have since recovered.

Among other districts, Amritsar reported maximum 35 minor cases, followed by Kapurthala 16 minor and one severe, Patiala eight minor and four each serious and severe, Jalandhar and Tarn Taran six each minor, Sangrur five minor, two serious and three severe, Bathinda two minor, two serious and three severe, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Muktsar, Pathankot and Ropar two each minor, Mohali one each minor, serious, and severe, Nawanshahr and Barnala one each minor, and Ferozepur and Fazilka two each severe cases.

However, of the total two deaths following immunisation reported in the state till date, a 57-year-old male patient had died in Ludhiana. A known case of tuberculosis, he was on treatment with one lung destroyed, was advised surgery and was having blood in sputum. After getting vaccinated on April 4 at 10 am, he developed fever and took treatment at home for three days, developed breathlessness and increased blood in sputum from April 12 at 10.30 am, when he had a massive bout of blood in sputum. He was hospitalised on April 13 and died on April 14 at 5.39 am.

The other such death was reported in Patiala where a 50-year-old man had died on April 11 after he was vaccinated on April 9. He was a known case of asthma.

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