Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 21
To further ramp up the mammoth vaccination drive and inoculate 33,000 persons daily in Ludhiana, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Monday asked the local body of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to give at least 100 health teams to cover the next one-million target in one month for protecting Ludhiana from the anticipated third wave of the deadly virus.
Presiding over a meeting in his office, the DC said now the supply of the Covid vaccine is far better and the need is just to vaccinate all adults against Covid-19.
He added that the need of the hour is to further scale up the vaccination drive to prevent any fresh wave of the pandemic by sending teams in every nook and corner of the district.
He added that vaccination is being done on a large scale in Ludhiana and the administration is in action mode to further strengthen this protection system against Covid-19.
He said the accelerated vaccination drive would help to build herd immunity, thus would break the transmission chain.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said, “Vaccination is the most effective weapon against this invisible enemy and now it is our responsibility to come forward for the jabs.”
The DC also appealed to people to come forward for vaccination in huge numbers.
Sharma asked the IMA to share the details of teams with the Health Department so that more new inoculation camps can be organised in the district as soon as possible.
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