Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 18
Ludhiana district, which was once again emerging the Covid capital of the state with the rapid rise in the daily new cases and deaths since Saturday, has ranked third in the state in the ongoing Covid vaccination drive with the coverage of 1,364 per lakh population so far, official figures have stated.
The compilation of vaccination figures, which are available with The Tribune, showed that Mohali topped the state with the highest 1,949 per lakh population coverage, while Amritsar stood second with 1,450 per lakh coverage. However, the state vaccination average was recorded at 1,002 per lakh population.
The districts with over 1,000 per lakh coverage included Pathankot 1,111, Jalandhar 1,052, Ferozepur 1,027, and Faridkot 1,015.
Those below 1,000-mark included Patiala 995, Hoshiarpur 975, Gurdaspur 892, Bathinda 885, Fazilka 874, Tarn Taran 837, Nawanshahr 798, Kapurthala 736, Fatehgarh Sahib 720, Ropar 627, Moga 606, Barnala 510, Sangrur 483, Muktsar 460, and Mansa remained the poorest with the least 453 per lakh population coverage.
When it comes to the first dose coverage of healthcare workers (HCWs), Ludhiana shared fourth rank with Jalandhar in the state, with 57 per cent achievement. Gurdaspur topped the state with maximum 68 per cent coverage of the HCWs, Hoshiarpur stood second with 63 per cent, and Faridkot ranked third with 59 per cent coverage. The state average was recorded at 47 per cent.
The districts with over 50 per cent coverage included Moga 55, Tarn Taran 51 and Amritsar 50.
Those below 50 per cent coverage included Pathankot 47, Nawanshahr 45, Mohali 43, Ropar 41, Bathinda 39, Patiala 37, Fatehgarh Sahib 36, Kapurthala 35, Muktsar 35, Mansa and Barnala 29 each, Ferozepur and Fazilka 27 each, and Sangrur remained the laggard with the minimum of 25 per cent HCWs given the first jab so far.
In vaccinating frontline workers (FLWs) with first dose, Ferozepur topped the state with maximum 67 per cent coverage, Tarn Taran second with 63, and Fazilka and Gurdaspur shared the third slot with 57 per cent coverage each. The state average on this front remained 49 per cent.
While Ludhiana remained poor with only 41 per cent coverage of FLWs with first dose, Jalandhar recorded 55 per cent, Mohali 54, Muktsar 52, Amritsar 51, Pathankot 47, Nawanshahr 46, Mansa, Bathinda, Fatehgarh Sahib 45 each, Moga and Kapurthala 42 per cent each.
Those even behind Ludhiana included Sangrur 39 per cent, Patiala 38, Faridkot 36, Ropar 33, and Barnala remained worst performer with minimum 29 per cent coverage of FLWs with first vaccine jab.
750 without mask fined Rs 7.5 lakh
- Cracking the whip against violators of Covid appropriate behaviour, the Commissionerate Police here on Thursday challaned 750 persons who were found without wearing face masks here. A sum of Rs7.5 lakh was collected as fine from the violators and deposited in the government treasury, the Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Agrawal, said.
- “We will be very tough with anybody found moving out without wearing mask,” Agrawal asserted, adding that the people must realise that a new wave of Covid had come and they should take precautions to save everybody. — TNS
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