Tribune News Service
Karnal, April 5
Amid the rising number of Covid cases, three Community Health Centres (CHCs) of the district have run out of Covaxin doses, hampering the vaccination drive.
Sources say the three health facilities in Indri, Ballah and Kunjpura ran out of the doses four days ago. As a result, several persons, including frontline workers, are waiting for their second dose.
The department had received 17,200 doses of Covaxin, India’s first homegrown antidote to Covid.
As for Covishield, the district Health Department had received 1,18,160 doses. Till Sunday, 89,780 doses were administered. “People who have received the first dose of Covaxin cannot be administered Covishield as the second dose. As per government guidelines, the same vaccine has to be administered,” said a department official.
A frontline worker, who had received the first dose in February, said: “I visited the health centre twice to enquire about the availability of Covaxin. On both occasions, I only got assurance from nurses.”
The district has witnessed 15,590 Covid cases so far.