Vaccination picking pace, over 11 lakh inoculated in Patiala district till now

Vaccination picking pace, over 11 lakh inoculated in Patiala district till now

A health worker administers the Covid vaccine to a beneficiary in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Patiala, September 12

With 20,333 people getting inoculated here today, the vaccination figure in the district has crossed the 11 lakh mark.

Around one lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the past week.

The Health Department said they were getting overwhelming response from beneficiaries during the mega vaccination drives.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi said people reached the vaccination centres in huge numbers despite continuous rain throughout the day.

“Our teams are tirelessly working even on weekends. The pace of vaccination in the district has increased a lot,” said Dr Sodhi.

The Civil Surgeon asserted that the vaccination was the only measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“We are leaving no stone unturned to vaccinate as many people as we can at the earliest. Almost every day, we are holding a mega vaccination drive to vaccinate the target population,” he said.

Meanwhile, NCC Air Wing of Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, organised the 12th vaccination camp today.

The camp was conducted at Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib, Urban-Estate, Phase 1.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Venu Goyal and Senior Medical Officer Dr Vikas Goyal were present at the camp to ensure smooth functioning.

In all, 200 doses of Covishield were administered to the beneficiaries during the camp. — TNS

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