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J&K set to reach 100% first-dose coverage this week

4 districts of J&K have already achieved vaccination target

Srinagar:

Jammu and Kashmir is on track to reach the milestone of 100 percent first dose coverage of coronavirus vaccination this week. Four out of 20 districts have already achieved the target.

In the Ramban district, the most mountainous and difficult to traverse, the vaccinated people moved into the mountains to reach the target population in remote areas. Officials say that they achieved the target of 100% first dose vaccination on Monday. Poonch, Samba and Anantnag districts were the other three districts.

“Vaccination of people in a hilly district like Ramban was a very difficult and challenging task, but the credit goes to the health concerns of Ramban district,” said Ramban Deputy Commissioner Masarat Islam.

From the mountains of Pir Panjal to the backwaters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake, officials say a target of 100 percent first-dose vaccination has been set before October 15 to nearly 12,000 vaccinators in Jammu and Kashmir. Mobile teams are using Shikara to reach out to the occupants of the team. Interiors and backwaters.

Officials say that the strike rate of Jammu and Kashmir is higher than the national vaccination coverage. More than 90 percent of people over the age of 18 have already been vaccinated once.

“We are sure that we will complete 100 per cent vaccination for 18+ between October 10 and 15. You can imagine that we had the 2014 floods and even at that time we covered 10 lakh people for measles within 7 days. was vaccinated inside. Our area is very difficult as compared to any other part of the country… Gurez, Machil, Tangdhar, Bani Basoli… We are managing it because our people are very dedicated. Complete from Govt. There is support,” said Dr Salim U Rahman, Director General, Family Welfare, Jammu and Kashmir.

A recent survey conducted by the Government Medical College, Srinagar showed that 84 per cent of the population, including children, have developed antibodies against the virus. Vaccination has clearly played a major role.

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