Hoshiarpur, April 10: In a clarion call to social and religious organisations to play a significant role to contain COVID-19 , Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait on Saturday urged that it is high time to adhere all safety protocols strictly in larger public interest besides vaccination of all eligible beneficiaries.
Holding a meeting with SDMs, police and officers of health department, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait and SSP Navjot Singh Mahal appealed all the people above 45 years of age to take vaccine as soon as possible to contain the steep rise in the pandemic. Riyait said that inoculation drive being carried out on war footing in urban and rural areas of the district at nearly 100 locations. she said that special camps are being organized in different wards and villages so that people could get vaccinated near to their homes. She said that till today, nearly 1.34 lakh beneficiaries have received the shot and to further step the vaccination drive, the district administration is roping in religious/social organizations to give wholeheartedly support to maximize the coverage of eligible. She said that on Saturday, around 4600 people were got the vaccinated.
Giving details about the special camps being held on Sunday, Riyait said that these camps would be held in Budhabarh, Majhpur, Latifpur, Bariyana, Kotli Khas and Bhangala villages. Besides, vaccination drive would also be carried out in Radha Soami Satsang Ghars located at Nara, Bassi Kalan/Handowal, Dhakkowal, Bajrawar, Khanora, Bajwara, Nangal Shaheedan, Nandachaur, Dhadde Fateh Singh, Sahaipur, Bagpur, Goraya, Haryana, Janori, Takhni, Nangal Jammal and Shamchurasi.
Riyait asked SDMs to liaison with the social and religious organisation for maximum testing and vaccination as soon as possible in larger public interest.
Meanwhile, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said that to step up the contact tracing and timely quarantining of contacts of a positive person, eight special teams have been formed. He said that these police teams would remain in constant touch with administrative and health officers to ensure the contact tracing, maintenance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour especially in Micro Containment Zones. Mahal said those violating the rules about medical protocols/quarantine, will face the strictest action.
Prominent amongst those present in the meeting included SP (D) Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, SP (PBI) Mandeep Singh, SDMs Amit Mahajan, Randeep Singh Heer, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjeet Singh and others.