Now vaccination 7 days a week: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, March 27

To further expand coverage of the ongoing Covid vaccination campaign, the government of Punjab has decided to provide a vaccination center seven days a week, increase the number of sites and accept any ID as a valid document. for inoculation of eligible persons in the state.

This was done to effectively contain the spread of the sudden outbreak of new cases over the past few days. A decision to this effect was made in a virtual meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, here today to review the Covid situation and the state of the ongoing vaccination campaign.

She asked the services concerned to speed up the pace of the vaccination campaign to cover as many people as possible. She stressed the need to strictly enforce appropriate behavior to Covid among the masses. The chief secretary said that in addition to increasing the number of vaccination centers, the government is organizing the vaccination campaign every seven days of the week.

Referring to the recent approval by the Center to immunize all people over 45 as of April 1, Mahajan called on Health and other relevant departments to use more private facilities to increase the reach of the disease. campaign. The chief secretary also ordered the health department to organize special vaccination camps to cover as many citizens as possible at their doorstep.

2830 fresh cases, 46 deaths in 24 hours

The state has reported 2,830 new cases, including 46 deaths, in the past 24 hours. Among the districts, Hoshiarpur topped 11 deaths, followed by Patiala (8), Jalandhar and Ludhiana (5 each), Tarn Taran (4), Amritsar and SBS Nagar (3 each), Ropar (2) and Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur , Muktsar and Pathankot (1 dead each).

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