Over 10K jabbed in a day in Patiala

Health Department holds mega vaccination drive in district

Over 10K jabbed in a day in Patiala

The Covid vaccine being administered at Thapar University in Patiala. Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 16

As many as 10,375 shots of the Covid vaccine were administered by the Health Department during a mega vaccination drive today. While 4,880 doses were given in the rural belt, 5,495 persons were inoculated in the urban areas.

Patiala district sees two cases

  • Two persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Patiala district on Friday. Civil Surgeon Prince Sodhi said one case was reported from Patiala city and the other from the Nabha block. He said the district did not see any Covid death in the past 24 hours.

Since the drive started in January, nearly 5.57 lakh doses have been administered in the district. It is learnt that over 1 lakh doses were administered this month only.

Civil Surgeon Prince Sodhi said they were getting a very good response from the residents of the city, adding that the response from the rural belt was also satisfactory. “Now, people are coming forward and enquiring about vaccination.”

When asked about any vaccine-related apprehension among people, Sodhi, said, “There are no apprehensions as people are now aware of the importance of vaccination in the fight against Covid.”

Special camp at college

A special Covid-19 vaccination camp was organised at Multani Mal Modi College under the guidance of Principal Dr Khushvinder Kumar. It was the second such camp held at the college.

The Principal exhorted the students to be part of the immunisation programme of the government in its fight against Covid.

Around 176 people, aged above 18, were vaccinated against Covid-19. A majority of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the college were vaccinated against the deadly virus at the camp.

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