Health dept steps up Covid testing, vaccination in Mohali district

Amid a spike in Covid-19 circumstances in some international locations, together with China and the USA, the well being division has elevated testing and vaccination in authorities well being establishments throughout the district.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur and Covid Testing nodal officer Dr Harmandeep Kaur mentioned that on the directions of the Punjab authorities, COVID-19 testing has been accelerated over the past 15 days.
They mentioned that 923 assessments have been carried out in the primary week of December 2022, 941 in the second week, 1,299 in the third week and 1,616 in the fourth week. A complete of 10,23,539 Covid assessments have been carried out in the district to this point.
They added that the district residents are being sensitised via completely different signifies that they need to get a Covid take a look at if they’ve persistent cough, chilly, fever and so on.
At current, Covid samples are being taken in District Hospital Mohali, Sub-Divisional Hospitals at Kharar and Derabassi, Community Health Centres in Kurali, Dhakoli, Lalru, Banur and Primary Health Centres at Gharuan and Boothgarh. They mentioned that Covid testing in authorities well being establishments is free and anybody can go there and provides a pattern.
District Immunisation Officer Dr Girish Dogra mentioned that no case of recent variant of COVID-19 has been reported in Punjab but, however seeing the potential hazard, the COVID-19 vaccination has additionally been accelerated.
He mentioned, “People who haven’t but been vaccinated towards Covid or who haven’t had a second and precautionary dose ought to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine is being offered freed from price in numerous authorities well being establishments throughout the district. People can go to the closest well being facility and get vaccinated.”

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