No vaccine, drive halts in Fazilka district

No vaccine, drive halts in Fazilka district

Lives on the line People wait for their turn to get inoculated against Covid-19 in Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Our Correspondent

Fazilka, May 3

Amidst surge in Covid cases in the district, vaccination drive has come to an abject halt as the district ran out of stocks. No vaccination was done in the district hospital today. The Health Department has also stopped the supply of vaccine to private hospitals leaving the beneficiaries who were to be administered the second dose high and dry.

Civil Surgeon, Fazilka, Dr Harjinder Singh said the department had not received the fresh consignment, hence they had to stop the vaccination drive today.

“Stocks have been exhausted and we are awaiting fresh consignment. As soon as it reaches Fazilka, we will restart the process,” said the Civil Surgeon. Fazilka is one of the worst-hit districts of the state as according to official sources it witnessed 27 deaths and 1,042 positive cases during the last three days.

Dr Harjinder urged medical practitioners running private hospitals to refer patients having Covid symptoms to government hospital for testing to prevent further spread of the disease.

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