DC Kupwara reviews progress of Covid vaccination process


Stresses for completion of targets within stipulated time frame

KUPWARA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the progress of Covid vaccination process in the district.

It was informed in the meeting that the district has a target population of 205129 persons from 45 years above age group in 10 medical blocks of the district which include Handwara, Kalarooch, Kralpora, Kupwara, Langate, Sogam, Tangdar, Trehgam, Vilgam and Zachaldara. Of which, 67793 persons have been inoculated with the first dose of Covid vaccine till yesterday. 

It was also informed that the district has 383502 population from 18 to 45 age group for which vaccination will start soon.

On the occasion, the DC stressed upon the concerned to intensify their efforts to ensure vaccination of all target age groups of population within the stipulated time frame. He directed the concerned officers to ensure submission of daily reports to his office about the vaccination and sampling progress made.

To ensure close monitoring of the sampling and vaccination process, the DC directed the BDOs, Tehsildars and ZEOs to ensure regular inspection of vaccination centres falling in their respective jurisdiction and submit daily reports of the same to his office. He directed them for utilization of their own staff and ensure close coordination with PRIs and religious heads to motivate the people for the vaccination.

He also appealed to people not to fall prey to the rumour circulating on social media about the Covid vaccine which is totally false and baseless. He urged the people to come forward and get vaccinated at their nearest Vaccination Centre to ensure their safety against the Covid pandemic disease. 

ADDC Kuwpara, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Incharge Chief Medical Officer Kupwara, Abdul Gani Dar, Chief Education Officer, Abdul Hamid, District Immunization Officer Kupwara, DPO, Block Medical Officers and other concerned attended the meeting.