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Jamshedpur coronavirus: Ghurabandha block lags in Covid vaccination with 73 per cent

Jamshedpur, Jan 18:Naxal infested Ghurabandha block of East Singhbhum, which is the most undeveloped block, is also the lowest in terms of Covid vaccination. Situated under the Ghatshila sub-division it is the lowest with only 73 percent people having been vaccinated. Covid vaccination drive had been launched in Jamshedpur simultaneously in other places across the country on January 16, 2021. In Jamshedpur block 95 percent of people have been vaccinated with the first dose.

An official of the health department said that Ghurabandha, is one of the three blocks in Ghatshila sub-division which comes under the development focus areas which had been hit by naxal activities. He said that the administration is trying to cover the left over people to take vaccines. There are villagers who are not even aware about the ongoing Covid pandemic.

On the other hand Dhalbhumgarh, Baharagora, Chakulia,  and Patamda blocks in the East Singhbhum district have achieved 100 percent target of first dose as the vaccination drive in one year on.

However, the estimated target of first dose of Covid vaccination for Baharagora block was 1,11,893 but a total 1,12,302 people above 18 years age-group were inoculated. Similarly, for Chakulia 91,471 beneficiaries were the target, but 92,720 were vaccinated, for Dhalbhumgarh 45,277 was the target, but 45,472 were inoculated, and finally for Patamda 60,589 people was the target whereas 62,502 people were vaccinated.

The district administration is providing vaccination facilities through mobile vans. District’s senior in-charge vaccination cell Sandeep Kumar Meena said that one can just make a call or email, the health department team will reach homes of beneficiaries for Covid vaccination.

He said that if there are 10 or more persons at any place, who have not yet vaccinated COVID, they can avail the facility of vaccination from a mobile van by contacting the vaccination cell through phone or email. For this, one can call on 6207628627, 7858038654.

Meena said that the initiative has been taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. Beneficiaries who have not taken the second dose even after the stipulated time period in the district will be contacted by the district administration through phone and through message by the team of DPB, the eligible beneficiaries will be appealed for vaccination by visiting their nearest center.

 “Vaccination is the only option for protection against corona infection and it is also available free of cost at many centers across the district. In such a situation, there is an appeal to the people of the district to get immunization done by visiting their nearest center or avail the facility of mobile van,” said another official.

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