70 seniors get the jab on Day 1 in Ammritsar; Find Covid-19 updates here
| Tuesday | 2nd March, 2021
The District Health Department started administering the vaccine to senior citizens and people with comorbidities on Monday. On the first day of the second phase, 70 persons above 60 years of age and 16 persons in the age group of 45 to 59 years with co-morbidities were given the shot.
The district Health Department started administering the vaccine to senior citizens and people with comorbidities on Monday. On the first day of the second phase, 70 persons above 60 years of age and 16 persons in the age group of 45 to 59 years with co-morbidities were given the shot.
The district health officials said the vaccination would be available at 15 public sector hospitals in the district besides 19 private hospitals.
Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said on Monday, 19 private hospitals were approved for giving Covid vaccines. “More hospitals from the private sector would be empanelled in the coming days as and when need be,” he said.
The district had earlier started vaccination for around 23,000 health workers in public and private sector on January 16. Later on February 3, the district started vaccinating other frontline workers.
“At present, we have allowed senior citizens to walk-in and get the vaccine after registration. As the vaccination picks up pace, they would be required to register on the portal prior to visiting,” said Dr Singh. He said people aged between 45 years and 59 years, too, can get the vaccine, provided they have any of the 20 ailments listed by the government as co-morbid conditions for the coronavirus. “They would have to furnish a certificate from the physicians,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla and his wife received the injection at Ranjit Avenue satellite hospital. A meeting of senior health officials to plan the drive was also held.
No side-effects of the injection have been reported from the district so far, but the general public is still apprehensive. A senior health official said: “The response is expected to be slow initially, but it will pick up pace gradually.
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Helpline numbers for Covid patients
City Control Room Numbers: 0183-2500398, 2500498, 2500598
Health Department helpline: 0183-2535322, 0183-2535323
Medical helpline: 104
Contact a doctor: 1800 180 4104
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