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Shortage of vaccine clouds next phase in Panchkula

Amit Bathla

Press Reporter News Service

Panchkula, April 28

Even because the registration for Covid-19 vaccine for all adults started at this time, the rollout of the following section of the drive has been clouded with the dependency on the provision of vaccine.

With simply two days to go, the Well being Division is anticipating to obtain extra doses from the state authorities. The apparent query that is still unanswered is when. The district has already been struggling to satisfy the present vaccine demand resulting from a restricted provide.

Solely three vaccination centres – Sector 12-A Group Centre, Sector 26 Authorities Polyclinic and MDC Sector Four Authorities Dispensary — are operational in city Panchkula.

The choice is being given to these visiting to obtain the second jab.

On the plans for rollout of the following section, Dr Meenu Sasan, District Immunisation Officer, mentioned they’d add extra centres as soon as they obtain the inventory from the state authorities to vaccinate individuals between 18 and 45 years.

“Every little thing relies upon upon provide. There is no such thing as a onerous and quick rule. We will conduct vaccination at further centres if we have now sufficient inventory to vaccinate the focused group,’’ she mentioned. She mentioned presently, they’d 4,350 doses of Covishield and 15,900 doses of Covaxin in inventory.

She mentioned vaccination at many centres throughout town, together with the Civil Hospital, has been suspended resulting from an increase in Covid instances and workers getting contaminated.

In the meantime, Haryana Speaker and native MLA Gian Chand Gupta mentioned at this time that the district would add 20-22 vaccination centres forward of the following section. Nonetheless, the Well being Division didn’t verify this assertion.

The scarcity of vaccine has slowed down the drive at a time when the district is grappling with the lethal second wave of Covid. The district targets to vaccinate 2.57 lakh individuals within the 18-45 age group. As many as 1.38 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered within the district to date.

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