Ludhiana hits the milestone of 3 million covid doses with 5 lakh jabs administered in last 20 days
MC Councillor Mamta Ashu and ADC Jagraon appreciate the health department for remarkable accomplishmentAuthor : Avneet Kaur
Adding another feather in its cap, the district administration on Thursday celebrated the record-breaking achievement of administrating 3-millionth anti-Covid vaccine dose on Tuesday in Ludhiana.
Congratulating the health warriors including doctors and paramedics for their remarkable efforts in this rare feat, Municipal Councillor (MC) Mamta Ashu and Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC)-cum-Nodal Officer vaccination Dr Nayan said that this would further strengthen our endeavour in the fight against Covid-19.
They said that Ludhiana is already the leading district in the state by administrating 3041898 Covid shots to the people including 2158459 eligible beneficiaries with the first dose and 883439 people got both doses till October 5 since the vaccination started on January 16 which means 82-percent population of Ludhiana has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and nearly 34-percent people are now fully vaccinated.
They said that the administration is continue to accelerate the pace of the vaccination and had administrated five lakh doses in the last 20 days, an average of inoculating 25000 Covid-19 doses per day. The Ludhiana had achieved the milestone of giving 2.5 million doses on September 16.
They said that vaccine is the only way to conquer the virus and is helping society in returning to the normalcy. They said that district administration is leaving no stone unturned by vaccinating every eligible at the earliest.
They added that the vaccine is being supplied by the central government and whenever it arrives, people must take the Covid jab without delay. They appealed to the people to continue to observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour including wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and hand hygiene otherwise laxity attitude will certainly invite the third wave of the pandemic.