Anil Vij starts vaccination drive for children


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that even though the third wave of Covid is definitely knocking at our door, but no one should be fearful. Instead it is important to practice caution and follow guidelines that are set to combat the pandemic. Anil Vij, today, started the programme of administering Covid vaccines to children in the age group of 15 to 18 years in the state from the Vaccination Centre set up at SD College, Ambala Cantonment. Earlier, he also duly inaugurated the centre. On this occasion Vij also presented certificates to the children who got the Covid vaccine. He informed that from January 10, a vaccination campaign will also be started for frontline workers, healthcare workers and people with co-morbidities above 60 years of age. So far in Haryana, the first dose has been administered to 98 percent people and second dose has been administered to 71 percent of the people. On this occasion, CMOs from across the state also participated in this programme through VC. The Health Minister said that the world's largest vaccination campaign is being successfully run in India under the able guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Anil Vij said that he salutes all the doctors, nurses, para medical staff, Asha workers and all other staff of his health department who have made a very important contribution in this war against Covid. However, some people had to lose their lives while doing so. 28 people of the health department have sacrificed their lives while fulfilling their responsibilities. Similarly, 35 people of the police department lost their lives and some people of the municipal bodies also had to sacrifice their lives, but all the people steadfastly fulfilled their responsibility. The Health Minister said that all arrangements to fight against Covid have been made and whatever is required is being made available in Haryana. When Covid came, there was not a single RTPCR lab in Haryana, today RTPCR labs are established in all the districts except one district where it will soon be set up. Genome sequencing lab has has been started in Rohtak's MDU. (


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