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Sunday, 7 February 2021

Only 16.6% staffers of PGIMS get jab

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, February 6

Merely 16.6 per cent of the staffers at Rohtak PGIMS, including faculty members, doctors, students and employees, got vaccinated during the anti-Covid vaccination programme which commenced at the institute on January 18 and culminated today.

As per official sources, 8,194 staffers of the institute had been registered for vaccination. However, only 1,359 of them turned up to get the jab during the three-week-long vaccination campaign.

Three-week drive

  • The Covid-19 vaccination drive commenced at the Rohtak institute on January 18 and culminated on Saturday
  • 8,194 staffers registered for the vaccination but only 1,359 turned up
  • The nodal officer of the drive said they would request the government to extend the campaign

While talking to The Tribune here today, Dr RB Jain, the nodal officer for the vaccination programme at Rohtak PGIMS, said they would request the government to extend the vaccination drive so that the remaining staffers could also get vaccinated.

"Initially, most of the staff members and students were apprehensive that the vaccine would cause side-effects. Gradually, they started coming forward to get vaccinated. Of the 1,359 staffers who got vaccinated, 533 came on the last two days," he said.

Meanwhile, with 1,362 persons getting a jab in the past 24 hours, the total number of people getting vaccinated in the state reached 1.4 lakh.

No death has been recorded today but 71 fresh cases came. Also, 112 got cured in the past 24 hours. There are 908 active cases in the state.

from The Tribune

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