Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 4
The Covid vaccination drive in the district was hit today as there was a little stock of vaccine available. Only four centres administered the second dose of Covaxin.
With stock reaching district in the evening, the drive will be continued from Wednesday. Today only 430 persons were vaccinated in the district.
“We have received the stock of Covishield and from tomorrow onwards the vaccination process will start again. We have received 24,000 doses of the vaccine today and from tomorrow vaccination will be started at all the government session sites and private ones will also be given doses according to the stock,” said District Immunisation Officer Dr Puneet Juneja.
People were today seen returning from the session sites in the district without getting vaccinated. Even the Civil Surgeon office had to discontinue the drive as there was no stock. People coming for vaccination had to return without the jab.
“Not only private, but also government centres are out of stock. My second dose of Covishield is due and I am making rounds of vaccination centres but to no avail,” said Kulpreet Kaur, a beneficiary.
People were seen making a beeline to Civil Surgeon office in the hope of getting jab. “We were sure of getting vaccinated from the Civil Surgeon office but the tragedy is that even the office of the Civil Surgeon, which is responsible for the healthcare of the entire district, is without the stock,” said a city resident returning from the Civil Surgeon office.
Policemen were deployed at the Civil Surgeon office and telling people that no vaccination is available. A notice was also pasted outside the office but people still kept coming to the office to enquire about the availability of vaccine.
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