Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to be given first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine in Punjab

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| Updated: 02 Dec 2020, 07:22:00 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) The first dose in Punjab will be given to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after the approval of a potential vaccine prepared to fight the Kovid-19 disease by the ICMR followed by vaccination of 1.25 lakh health workers in the state. According to the official release released here on Wednesday, the state government has planned to make 23 percent of the population of 70 million population here, 70 lakh on priority basis, including health workers, who are working on the advance front during the epidemic, People over 50 years old and already

Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) The first dose in Punjab will be given to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after the approval of a potential vaccine prepared to fight the Kovid-19 disease by the ICMR followed by vaccination of 1.25 lakh health workers in the state. According to the official release released here on Wednesday, the state government has planned to make 23 percent of the population of 70 million population here, 70 lakh on priority basis, including health workers, who are working on the advance front during the epidemic, People over 50 years of age and already struggling with serious illnesses are included. According to the release, the Chief Minister made this announcement at a cabinet meeting called to discuss the preparations for vaccination in the state. Punjab Health Secretary Hussan Lal said that data of 1.25 lakh health workers working in government and private sectors in the state has been collected, which will be vaccinated in the first phase. Lal said that under the Immunization Priority Guidelines of the Government of India, about 23 percent of the population of the state will be vaccinated.
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