70% plus 45 population vaccinated in Poonch

POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet today said that 70 percent 45+ population (1.15 lakh ) has been vaccinated in Poonch district, while Isolation centres have been established in all 229 Panhayats of the district.
Giving details of current covid control and management measures taken in the district at a press conference, here today, the DC said Poonch reported a total 1098 positive cases during second wave, out of which 500 have recovered and the present recovery rate is 76 percent, while the positivity rate has dropped to 2 percent in last five days.
Giving further details, the Deputy Commissioner informed that 70 percent 45 plus persons, i.e 114992 have been vaccinated in the district and 1469 Covid Kits were provided to the positive patients in home isolation.
The Deputy Commissioner also said that 5 bedded Covid Care Centres have been established in all 229 Panchayats of the district and all logistics arrangements for the convenience of the Covid patients will be made available in the centre.
He said the administration is preparing the list of NGOs working in the district to seek their services, whenever and wherever necessary.
It was further informed that 83255 households have been screened/ mopped for various illness/ symptoms and the district administration has notified 24 micro containment zones in the district to contain the spread of infection.
Elaborating further, he said Oxygen plant at Mandi and Poonch are under construction, while DPRs have been prepared for Surankote and Mendhar Hospitals.
The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the general public, religious leaders, media persons and prominent citizens for their cooperation in successful implementation of the corona curfew and COVID related protocols in the district and urged them to keep supporting the District Administration in its fight against the pandemic.

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