98 percent 45+ population vaccinated in Samba: DC

‘2803 covid positive patients discharged after full recovery; Positivity rate dips below 1%’  
SAMBA, JUNE 03, 2021: Deputy Commissioner Samba Anuradha Gupta today said that district administration has vaccinated 98 percent   45+ population as on date and the process is on to cover the rest.
The DC was briefing media persons about the covid-19 management and control measures being taken in  the District.
The positivity rate has dipped to 1% , while over2803 covid positive persons were discharged from hospitals after full recovery, the DC added.
While listing the initiatives taken by administration to strengthen covid specific treatment, she said tele-medicine/ Doctor on call’ facility on 7006006699 and dedicated helpline numbers on 01923 246942 and 01923 24600945 have been launched to facilitate the covid patients in the district. She said  the Samba administration has also started the ‘prahari’ campaign to encourage voluntary services by spirited individuals in containing covid-19 spread through IEC activities. “These initiatives  taken for covid containment are bearing fruits with constant decline   in covid positive cases being recorded in the district” added the DC.
“Administration has also increased testing by deploying  mobile testing vans and teams for conducting tests at hotspots for breaking chain of transmission,” the DC informed further. Covid care centres, District covid hospitals, Panchayat covid care centres and triage hospitals are strengthening the  medical infrastructure in the district, said the DC, while replying to queries of media persons.
Meanwhile, the DC appealed  the public to not get complacent against covid after ease in restrictions and implement  the lessons learnt in the pandemic  for keeping the virus at bay and also for safety of the next generation.
 She also appealed to the public to follow administration on social media platforms including Twitter @dcofficesamba and Facebook page @dcofficialsamba.
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