District Administration all set for third phase of covid-19 vaccination drive starting tomorrow: ADC (D) Sandeep Kumar

Those above 60 years of age and between 45-59 years with co-morbidities can get themselves registered by visiting their nearest govt or private hospital

District Administration all set for third phase of covid-19 vaccination drive starting tomorrow: ADC (D) Sandeep Kumar

Ludhiana: Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development)-cum-Nodal Officer Covid 19 Mr Sandeep Kumar today informed that the District Administration Ludhiana is all set for third phase of the Covid-19 vaccination meant for senior citizens and those aged between 45 and 59 years (as on January 1, 2022) with co-morbidities, that would start from tomorrow onwards. He informed that the vaccination will be completely free of cost at government hospitals and centres, private establishments cannot charge more than Rs 250 for each beneficiary (per dose) which includes Rs 150 as cost of vaccine and upto Rs 100 service charges. Private hospitals cannot charge more than Rs 100 per person (per dose) for services, he said.

While chairing a review meeting in this regard, Mr Sandeep Kumar informed that for the third phase of the vaccination drive, beneficiaries can do advance self-registration through COWIN, or they can also go for on-site registrations by walking-in at the designated hospitals and vaccination centres.

He informed that the private hospitals would be provided vaccines and since the cost of Rs 250 is for per dose per person, it has to be paid again for the second dose after 28 days, if a beneficiary gets vaccinated at a private establishment. At government hospitals, vaccination will be entirely free.

He informed that the Healthcare and frontline workers who were left out in the earlier phases can also register and vaccinate in this phase. The persons aged between 45-59 years category with co-morbidities, who can get themselves vaccinated are heart failure with hospital admission in past one year, post Cardiac Transplant/Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVEF < 40%) -Moderate or Severe Valvular Heart Disease, Congenital heart disease with severe PAH or Idiopathic PAH -Coronary Artery Disease with past CABG/PTCA/MI and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment -Angina and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment -CT/MRI documented stroke and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment -Pulmonary artery hypertension and Hypertension/Diabetes on treatment -Diabetes (> 10 years or with complications) and Hypertension on treatment, kidney/Liver/Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list, end Stage Kidney Disease on haemodialysis/CAPD, current prolonged use of oral corticosteroids/immunosuppressant medications, decompensated cirrhosis, severe respiratory disease with hospitalizations in last two years/FEV1 < 50%, lymphoma/Leukaemia/Myeloma, Diagnosis of any solid cancer on or after 1st July 2020 or currently on any cancer, therapy, sickle Cell Disease/Bone marrow failure/Aplastic Anemia/Thalassemia Major, primary Immunodeficiency Diseases/HIV infection and Persons with disabilities due to Intellectual disabilities/Muscular Dystrophy/Acid attack with involvement of respiratory system/Persons with disabilities having high support needs/Multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness. He informed that a registered medical practitioner’s certificate is mandatory to be produced by the 45-59 years beneficiaries with co-morbidities.