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Mohali sees 488% rise in Covid cases in 6 days

Sanjay Bumbroo

Press Reporter News Service

Mohali, January 7

Regardless of aggressive consciousness marketing campaign launched by the Well being Division, solely 72 per cent of the eligible beneficiaries have been totally vaccinated in Mohali district thus far.

As per the info supplied by the Well being Division, out of a complete of seven,46,119 eligible beneficiaries, about 2.05 lakh folks didn’t take their second dose of the Covid vaccine.

The utmost defaulters, round 1 lakh, are from Mohali (City), adopted by 58,000 from Dera Bassi and 47,000 from Kharar.

The district logged 214 Covid instances and two deaths in December final 12 months. It, nevertheless, witnessed 1,226 instances within the first week of January, exhibiting a rise of 488 per cent.

Persons are hesitant to get the second dose of the Covid vaccine even though the district witnessed a sudden surge within the Covid-19 instances up to now one week. The brand new Covid variant, Omicron, is spreading quick throughout the globe.

As per the document, there are a complete of seven,46,119 eligible beneficiaries in Mohali as per the inhabitants development estimates added by the Well being Division to the Census 2011 knowledge. Out of this, 2.05 lakh folks have missed their second dose of the vaccine. The utmost defaulters are from Mohali (City), round 1 lakh folks, adopted by 58,000 from Dera Bassi and 47,000 from Kharar. With the vaccination drive starting in March final 12 months, 100 per cent eligible beneficiaries within the district bought their first dose.

The division has been finishing up aggressive marketing campaign since October final 12 months to create consciousness among the many plenty by newspapers, radio and bulletins from non secular locations to encourage folks to come back ahead for the second dose of the vaccine. The division has now even prolonged the timings of the vaccination centre on the Civil Hospital, Part 6, by 4 hours, but it surely did not persuade folks.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Girish Dogra stated after a sudden rise in instances up to now one week, folks had now began coming ahead for the second dose of the vaccine. Until date, 72 per cent of the eligible folks had been totally vaccinated. They’d even began ‘har ghar dastak’ marketing campaign within the district.

Silver lining

Although there are 1,274 lively instances within the district, solely six sufferers are admitted to hospitals. Out of those six sufferers, just one is admitted to the Stage-3 ward and the remaining are in Stage-2 wards.

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