Anantnag: With strenuous and tireless efforts of vaccination teams and equal support from senior officers who persuaded and motivated people on ground, Anantnag Friday vaccinated a record number of 16665 people in the district.
These figures are so far the highest achievement for the district on a single day. With the fresh inoculations, cumulative vaccination numbers crossed 3 lac mark and 315889 doses stand administered to different categories of beneficiaries in the district.
ADC, Ghulam Hassan, ACR, Syed Yasir, CMO, Dr. Mukhtar, Dy CMO, Dr. M.Y. Zagoo, BMOs, Tehsildars, BDOs and other officers monitored the vaccination drives on ground besides coordinating on logistics and other fronts.
While interacting with and persuading the beneficiaries to get vaccinated, the officers explained the benefits and importance of vaccination to the participants who reciprocated in affirmation.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla hailed the remarkable work done by the vaccination teams and their supporting staff. He credited the achievements to the massive IEC Campaign for addressing vaccine hesitancy on one hand and the robust supply chain with vaccine at peoples doorsteps on the other.
The DC exhorted for continuing the vaccination drives with full vigour so that cent percent target population of the district is vaccinated in near future.
The Health officials informed that this figure include 3493 people in the age group of 18 to 44 years while as 13172 people in above 45 years age group who received the vaccine.
The beneficiaries, among others, included nomads, brick kiln workers, old age people, service providers etc and the vaccination drives were carried out across length and breadth of the district.
Covid protocols were strictly adhered to during the entire process and time slots were given to all to avoid crowding.
Meanwhile, the administration and health authorities appealed to the eligible people to continue taking part in the vaccination drives with the same spirit so that significant benefits accrue from the vaccination programme.