200 get jabbed at Punjabi University

200 get jabbed at Punjabi University

A health worker vaccinates an official of Punjabi University in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 9

A vaccination camp was held at Bhai Ghaniya Health Centre in Punjabi University today.

The university authorities said 200 persons above 45 years were vaccinated at the camp. University officials, including Dean (Academic affairs), Registrar, Patiala Deputy Commissioner, ADC (D) and others attended the camp.

Dr Pushpinder Singh Gill, Dean (Academics), said, “People should be alert about the spread of the coronavirus. Punjabi University employees and residents, who are above 45 years, must get vaccinated against virus.”

The Patiala Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Amit, said, “Vaccination is critical to contain the Covid spread. It’s the only way to stop the spike in positive cases.”

Meanwhile, a vaccination drive was initiated at the DMW office as well. Officials said employees and their family members aged 45 years and above participated in the drive.

The Principal Chief Administrative Officer, SN Dubey, said, “Early vaccination of residents will help in reducing the transmission of virus, morbidity and mortality.”

Officials said 1,500 doses of vaccine had arrived at DMW Hospital, which would cover employees, healthcare workers, the RPF staff and non-railway persons. “Approximately 170 doses of the vaccine are given daily,” they added.

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