Chandigarh/Ludhiana, September 5:
In a momentous feat, Ludhiana has achieved highest ever vaccination in a single day with 131993 lakh doses given across district on Sunday.
Lauding the untiring and determined efforts of the healthcare workers in recording highest single day vaccination, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that this will further strengthen the fight against the deadly Coronavirus.
He said that the milestone of administering more than 1.31 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine was not possible without the fulsome support of Ludhiana people who took part wholeheartedly in the inoculation drive which has so far covered 2254619 people that started on January 16, 2021.
He also thanked Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and his wife Municipal Councillor Mamta Ashu and other public representatives for launching Doorsteps vaccination drive in Ludhiana which has received overwhelming response from the people.
The DC said it was the need of the hour to vaccinate people on a war footing to build herd immunity to combat the third wave by sending teams in every nook and corner of the district.
He said vaccination was being done on a large scale in Ludhiana and the administration was in an action mode to further boost the protection system against Covid-19.
The Deputy Commissioner said: “Vaccination was the most effective weapon against this invisible enemy and now, it was our responsibility to come forward for taking jab.”
He also appealed to people to come forward for the vaccination in huge numbers and encouraged youths and their parents for the same.