Covid-19: Intensified Vaccination Drive To Start In Srinagar Today

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SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Monday called for intensified vaccination drive for focused and target groups under the age group 18-45 years in the district from Tuesday to break the transmission chain and check the spread of infection.

The DC said this while chairing a meeting with all sectoral officers, senior Health Care functionaries BMO, ZMOs to review the achievements made with regard to ongoing vaccination process in Srinagar, besides the mitigation measures undertaken to control the second wave of Covid-19.

Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Athar Amir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Incharge Covid Control War Room, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer, SDM East & West, all Tehsildars and other concerned were present in the meeting.

During the meeting various aspects regarding vaccination were discussed threadbare.

It was given out that under vaccination drive from May 25 the target groups under 18-45 years of age, the high risk and vulnerable groups have been identified which include – shopkeepers /dhabawallas, hotel waiters & staff/thela wallas, services sector, Barbers, Bakers Meat, Poultry Vegetable sellers, Drivers/ Conductors, Lawyers, Journalists; faculty /staff/workers of the Universities/Colleges; Government employees on COVID duty/or in active field offices Construction workers registered with Construction Workers Board; Tourism sector workers; people with disabilities, widows/single mothers, orphans, and persons with co-morbid conditions.

The DC directed for setting up additional 50 vaccination centers and immunization teams to expand coverage.

He also stressed on maintaining and updating database of the vaccination being done on daily basis to ensure data is submitted well in time to concerned quarters.

The DC directed the officers of different Government departments to undertake the vaccination of their subordinate employees on Covid duty to safeguard their families.

‘Corona Curfew, Public Cooperation Helped Mitigate Covid’

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Mohammed Aijaz Asad Monday said that corona curfew and public cooperation has yielded good results so far in containment and mitigation of Covid-19 virus in the district.

The DC said this while briefing the media about the containment and mitigation measures taken by the district administration.

He said all possible measures are being taken to break the chain of corona virus in the district. He said on the directions of Lieutenant Governor, Covid care centers are being established at all 21 Panchayats of the district to ensure Covid related patient care facilities at the door steps of the people living in rural areas.

He said in coming days we have to remain more vigilant to fight the war against Covid-19 and follow the Covid-19 SOPs in letter and spirit.

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