SPEED UP COVID-19 VACCINATION TO ENSURE 100 PERCENT COVERAGE OF FIRST DOSE WITHIN A WEEK- DC ORDERS HEALTH TEAMS

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Jalandhar, February 3 (News Hunt)- Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today asked the health officials to further ramp up efforts in vaccination drive to ensure one hundred percent inoculation of eligible beneficiaries in Jalandhar within a week.

Participating in a review meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Punjab Anirudh Tiwari, the DC said that the district administration has already adopted multi-pronged strategy to cover all eligible beneficiaries under the ambit of its vaccination drive. This strategy ranging from providing inoculation facilities at doorsteps, giving incentives to asha workers for bringing beneficiaries to camps to enforcing curbs on those missed their vaccination.

The DC asked health teams to pull up socks for intensive campaign in their respective health blocks so that no one left without the Covid-19 jabs. He also directed the officials that phone calls be made to those who have missed their doses (first or second) on regular basis until they get themselves vaccinated. Dedited data cells cum call centres to be set up at every health block to achieve this target.

Mr. Thori stated that a dedicated helpline number 0181-2224417 had also been issued by the administration to assist people facing problem in getting their vaccination certificate besides information of mobile camps also being given to callers at this helpline numbers.

Throwing light on vaccination drive, the deputy Commissioner said that so far a total of 16,92,269 first doses have been administered while about 13,07,301 second doses have been given in Jalandhar besides 41,260 precaution doses and 49,796 doses to those in 15-18 age group which stand at as many as 30,40,830 doses so far. Over 257 mobile camps are being held daily while on weekends nearly 350 camps are held across the district, he said adding that a comprehensive plan had also been chalked out to cover 443 schools in Jalandhar to cover eligible students in this drive.

He directed the officials to prepare a list of villages alog with their vaccination coverage which would further help officials to reach out villages with lower pendancy. He catagorically said that any kind of laxity in this task would be highly unwarranted and strict action would also be taken against those found negligent in their duty.

Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Jaspreet Singh, SDMs Poonam Singh, Harpreet Atwal, Balbir Raj Singh, RTA Rajiv Verma, Bal Vishwas, District Immunization Officer Rakesh Chopra, SMOs from all health blocks.

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