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1.5 lakh health workers to be vaccinated in Ph-I

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25

In the first phase of vaccination, 1.5 lakh healthcare workers will get vaccinated against Covid-19 in the state. The state government has been preparing for the exercise for the past two months.

Last month, the state government had asked all districts to prepare a data base of healthcare workers who are to be given Covid vaccine. Even details regarding all private doctors, nurses, healthcare workers working in private hospitals and nursing homes were also compiled.

Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state's nodal officer for Covid, said the Health Department had also demanded ice-lined refrigerator and deep freezers to maintain cold chain of the vaccine.

He said the state would first vaccinate 1.5 lakh healthcare workers, then a large number of frontline workers, including police, and then population above the age of 55 will be vaccinated. On Wednesday, the state reported 785 cases and 31 deaths.

As per a media bulletin released on Tuesday, with fresh cases, the total number of cases has reached 1,48,435 and number of deaths 4,684.

At present, 137 patients are on oxygen support and 13 on ventilator support.

As far as deaths are concerned, the state reported 31 deaths in the past 24 hours.

In the district-wise breakup, Gurdaspur and Ropar topped the chart with four deaths, followed by Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Jalandhar (3 each); Ludhiana, SAS Nagar, Muktsar, SBS Nagar and Sangrur (2 each); and Patiala, Bathinda, Faridkot and Mansa (1 each).

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