Response encouraging on Day 3, 373 get jabbed

Patiala vaccination

Response encouraging on Day 3, 373 get jabbed

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 3

Senior citizens came out in large numbers on Day 3 of the second phase of the Covid vaccination drive for inoculation. Long queues of qualified citizens were witnessed at different government health centres today. As many as 373 senior citizens got vaccinated here today.

Notably, only 53 qualified beneficiaries above 60 years and those of 45 to 59 years with specific co-morbidities received vaccine on the first day of the vaccination drive while 273 were inoculated on the second day. As of now, 666 senior citizens have already received vaccine over the first three days of the vaccination drive.

Those who received vaccine today include Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Satwinder Singh Marwaha, PRTC Managing Director Manjit Singh Narang (retd), and Government Medical College professor Dr Avinash Goel (retd).

The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder Singh, said senior citizens seemed to be enthusiastic about vaccination as their numbers were increasing by each day. “The response from senior citizens is increasing continuously. This is a positive sign. Private hospitals have also started vaccination of senior citizens,” he added.

Meanwhile, DC Kumar Amit got the second dose at Mata Kaushalya Government Hospital. Beneficiaries could register themselves for the vaccination at CoWIN App 2.0, Arogya Setu App and nearest immunisation centre, he said. Besides, Sewa Kendras would also register senior citizens for the vaccination from tomorrow onwards, he added.

Prominent beneficiaries

Those who received the vaccine included PPCB Chairman Satwinder Singh Marwaha, former PRTC MD Manjit Singh Narang and former professor of Government Medical College Avinash Goel.

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