Critical matter: Ludhiana DC on vaccine hesitancy

Today News Online Service

Ludhiana, April 14

Making an emotional appeal to residents in his weekly Facebook live session, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said Punjabis had always remained at the forefront in protecting the borders of the country but this time in the battle against Covid, they are not playing their role actively.

Expressing concern over the Ludhianavis lagging in the Covid vaccination drive, the Deputy Commissioner said it is a really serious matter and shows we all are not contributing to the war against the Covid.

He said 1,221 residents of the district have succumbed to the virus so far and despite that people are not showing seriousness towards the vaccines that are completely safe, secure and effective.

The Deputy Commissioner said, “If we would not support the vaccination programme wholeheartedly, we may continue to face many more waves of the pandemic. He said if all district’s residents above the age of 45 take the vaccine, it is sure that we would not have to counter another wave and everything would be normal like earlier.”

The DC said people must not believe in any kind of rumour or myths about the immunisation drive and must embrace the vaccine which will ensure protection from the infectious deadly disease.

He said the vaccine is being administrated free of cost in all government health institutions besides it is being offered at Rs250 in private hospitals.

He said as the district has been witnessing a steep hike in the Covid-19 cases again, the people should not lower guard at any cost and strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the government and the Health Department to contain the pandemic.

The Deputy Commissioner mentioned that the careless attitude of some people towards wearing masks and maintain social distancing has led to a surge and people must shun complacency.

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