28 Lakh People In JK To Be Vaccinated For Covid-19 In First Three Phases

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Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir administration has draw an elaborate plan for COVID-19 vaccination programme and 28 lakh high-risk people will be inoculated in the first three phases across the union territory, officials said on Friday.

“Approximately 1 lakh healthcare workers shall be covered in the first phase of COVID vaccination programme. In second phase, approximately 7 lakh frontline workers shall be covered, Financial Commissioner of Health and Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo said.

The third phase will cover 20 lakh beneficiaries of high-risk population, he added.

Dulloo, who has been leading the health department’s response to COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir, said the vaccine shall be administered through CoWin dashboard platform. will help monitor the entire vaccination process. CoWin is a mobile app that will help monitor the entire vaccination process.

“Once introduced, the vaccination shall be done through pre-registration and no on-spot registration shall be allowed,” Dulloo said.

“Jammu and Kashmir has identified around 4,000 vaccination sites. There are more than 5,000 trained vaccinators and 19,000 potential vaccinators under the COVID vaccination programme,” he said.

“The cold chain and logistics assessment for the COVID-19 vaccine has been done, and the union territory has 987 ice-lined refrigerators (ILR),795 deep freezers, 11 solar refrigerators, five walk-in coolers and one walk-in freezers,” he said. Dulloo said a capacity of administering 100 vaccines per site per day — cumulating to a capacity to deliver 4.5 lakh vaccines daily — has been fixed, he said.

Covid-19 Claims 7 More Lives In J&K

Meanwhile at least seven more people succumbed to coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, even as 388 fresh cases, including four minors were detected across the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.

While four more people died of Covid-19 in Jammu division, three others succumbed to the virus in Kashmir Valley, taking the number of deaths since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K to 1833, officials said Friday. Among others, the victims included a 52-year-old woman from Bemina, a 55-year-old man from Lal Bazar, a 62-year-old woman from Budgam, a 66-year-old from Sainik Colony and a 74-year-old man from Talab Tillo Jammu.

With these deaths, the total fatality count in J&K reached 1833—1164 in the Valley and 669 in the Jammu region.

Srinagar district with 441 deaths tops the list followed by Jammu (342), Baramulla (170), Budgam (106), Pulwama (88), Kupwara (88), Anantnag (82), Doda (60), Bandipora (57), Udhampur (55), Kulgam (53), Rajouri (54), Kathua (47), Ganderbal (42), Shopian (37), Samba (34), Poonch (22), Ramban (21), Kishtwar(21), and Reasi (13). (GNS)

Meanwhile, four minors and twenty-one travellers were among 388 fresh cases of coronavirus detected in J&K during the last 24 hours.

In Kashmir division, 225 more people tested Covid-19 positive while the remaining 163 were confirmed infected by the officials from Jammu division.

Giving a district-wise break up of cases, officials said Srinagar reported 82, Baramulla 14, Budgam 15, Kupwara 13, Pulwama 33, Anantnag 36, Bandipora 7, Ganderbal 18, Kulgam 4, Shopian 3, Jammu 92, Udhampur 10, Rajouri 7, Doda 8, Kathua 16, Kishtwar 8, Samba 11, Poonch 2, Ramban 5 and Reasi 4 new cases of Covid-19.

Moreover, officials said, 464 more patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals— 213 from Jammu Division and 251 from Kashmir Valley.  (with PTI inputs)

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