Further strengthening the vaccination drive in the district, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today inaugurated two new mobile vaccination camps in the city at Maqsudan Sabji Mandi and Focal point.While kick-starting these camps, the deputy commissioner emphasized the need for transforming this drive into a mass movement in Jalandhar so that vaccination of a larger population group could be ensured at the earliest. He stated that the camp at Sabji Mandi would provide on-the-spot vaccination facilities to masses visiting this place while the second camp held at victor forging industry would ensure participation of the industrial workforce in this mega vaccination drive.The deputy commissioner mentioned that more mobile vaccination camps would be planned in the coming days to provide inoculation facilities at the doorstep of eligible beneficiaries. He ordered health officials to start new mobile camps for Industry besides integrating nearby session sites with it.
Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner held a virtual meeting with the local industry, whereas many as 50 prominent industrialists participated. Mr. Thori solicited industries' support in making vaccination drive a mega success in Jalandhar while urging them to encourage their eligible workforce to come forward for the inoculation. He said that from April, 1 person aged 45 and above can receive a vaccine jab as the government has removed the condition of co-morbidity for people of this age group. The deputy commissioner further asked the General Manager Industries Deep Singh Gill to prepare a database of eligible beneficiaries from the industry so that a viable mechanism could be evolved to ensure vaccination to all of them. He mentioned that the maximum inoculation in the industries would help stem the virus spread.