DC Ludhiana thanks doctors and healthcare workers for showing full faith in covid-19 vaccine
Says more than 30,000 doctors and healthcare workers to be administered covid-19 vaccine from Jan 16-18
Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma today thanked the doctors and healthcare workers for showing full faith in the Covid-19 vaccine. He said that it is because of their faith in this vaccine that more than 30,000 doctors and healthcare workers would be administered dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase in district Ludhiana alone. He urged the residents to not believe in any rumours spread on social media.
While interacting with the residents through the official Facebook page of District Public Relations Office Ludhiana (facebook.com/dproludhianapage/), Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma informed that the Covid-19 vaccination for doctors and healthcare workers of district Ludhiana would be held from January 16-18, 2021. Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar, District Immunisation Officer Dr Kiran Gill, Dr Bishav Mohan and Dr Anurag Chaudhary both from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana took part in this Facebook live session.
Mr Sharma said that this vaccine has been launched after carrying out several trials and there is no need to panic. He said that people should understand that if the doctors and healthcare workers have themselves volunteered regarding this, it clearly shows that they have full faith in this vaccine. He also said that getting vaccination done is purely voluntary, but appealed that everyone should get vaccinated.
He said that several locations have been identified in the district, where vaccination would be carried out by different teams of expert doctors. He said that in the first phase, more than 30,000 healthcare workers of district Ludhiana would be administered Covid-19 vaccine.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that in the first phase, more than 30,000 healthcare workers (both government and private) of district Ludhiana, who have registered themselves on the government portal, would be administered the Covid 19 vaccine, followed by Aanganwari workers, people aged above 50 years, people below 50 years with comorbidities, and others.
He clarified that this vaccine would not be available off the shelf for the time being and only people who have got themselves registered on the government portal would be covered under it. He said that upon registration, the beneficiaries would receive an SMS informing the date and place where the Covid 19 vaccine would be administered to them.
Dr Bishav Mohan informed that even fully cured Covid-19 patient should get himself vaccinated. He said that this vaccination would be done twice (once every two weeks) and when one gets vaccinated second time, they would be fully safe from Covid-19 virus after further two weeks of getting second shot of vaccination. “For example, if a person gets vaccinated today, he/she would be vaccinated again after 14 days (for second shot). Upon the completion of 28 days (both shots administered), he/she would have to wait for another 14 days to be fully safe from Covid-19 virus. Till then people should keep taking precautions,” he said.
Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the Covid-19 vaccine has reached district Ludhiana today and urged the residents to not fall prey to any rumours on social media and warned of strict action if any person is found spreading rumours regarding Covid-19 vaccine. He said that authentic information regarding Covid-19 vaccine would be shared on the official Facebook page of District Public Relations Office Ludhiana (facebook.com/dproludhianapage/) from time to time. (January 14, 2021)