Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Markfed Sohna New

verka new year

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

Will take 1st shot of COVID vaccine in Punjab: Capt Amarinder

- Advertisement -

Chandigarh, December 2, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
With the Covid vaccine in the final stages of operationalisation in India, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Wednesday announced that he will take the first shot of the vaccine in Punjab, once it is cleared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

The Chief Minister made this announcement at the virtual cabinet meeting, during a presentation to discuss the Covid situation in Punjab and the state’s preparedness to roll out the vaccine.

In line with the Government of India strategy for vaccination, Punjab has prioritised healthcare workers, frontline workers, the elderly population (over 50 years of age), and people with co-morbidities (< or = 50 years), the meeting was informed. According to Punjab Health Secretary Hussan Lal, the state has compiled data of 1.25 lakh government and private healthcare workers to be vaccinated in the first phase. Approximately 23% (70 lakh) of the state’s population, estimated at around 3 crore, will be vaccinated in terms of the GoI guidelines on vaccine prioritisation, he added.

To ensure seamless roll-out of the vaccination, the State Steering Committee is coordinating closely with the National Steering Committee, while the State Task Force will work in tandem with the district and block level task force committees for the same. Organisations like WHO, UNDP and others are working as developmental partners in the process.

Following a review of the available facilities, the state has requested the Centre for certain additional cold chain equipment, including vaccine vans, deep freezers, ice-lined refrigerators, cold boxes, vaccine carriers, ice packs, thermometers and stabilisers.

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -Bibi Jagir Kaur Guru Gobind Singh Prakash Purab Banner

Stay Connected

20,467FansLike
112,826FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

Jacqueline Fernandez wants everyone to ‘stay healthy, happy’

Mumbai, Jan 19, 2021- Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Tuesday posted a stunning post-workout picture and asked everyone to stay healthy and happy. Jacqueline shared a...

Bigg Boss 14 - The Latest

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits: Unending wait for justice – by Deepika Bhan

Why is it difficult to get justice? This is a question that haunts the minuscule community of Kashmiri Pandits. Each year January 19 is...
Human Brain

Awareness is life – by DC Pathak

It is interesting that of all the professions it is a career in Intelligence that works for sublimating three important mandates that governed life....
US Capitol Violence

Political Violence in Washington – by DC Pathak

The presidential election in the US marked by an unusually confrontationist run up to the polls and an equally bitter post-poll phase of transition,...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Bird Flu

Natural and ayurvedic tips to prevent bird flu

New Delhi, Jan 19, 2021- Bird flu, also called avian influenza, has come as a double whammy for countries that are already fighting their biggest battle against Covid-19. Again the sign and symptoms are related to the respiratory system only along with fever. Since there is not much clarity about its complications and other issues which patients can face, there...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!