Palampur, May 10
Following rising number of Covid 19 cases in Palampur, the Kangra administration today shifted the biggest vaccination centre of Palampur from the civil hospital to Rotary Bhavan, opposite Pragati Maidan.
SDM Palampur said the present vaccination centre was situated in the congested building of the civil hospital with limited space for the people to sit. Therefore, there was no possibilities of maintaining social distancing. In the past one week, Covid cases had almost doubled in Palampur. Therefore, the Deputy Commissioner, Kangra, ordered the sifting of the centre immediately to Rotary Bhavan which was in open place with a parking for 100 vehicles.
He said the centre would start functioning at the new venue from today and appealed the public to reach Rotary Bhavan for vaccination and not the civil hospital.
Palampur MLA Ashish Butail said he had offered his banquet hall for converting it into a vaccination centre since huge rush was witnessed in the civil hospital daily which was risky. Besides, it was causing inconvenience to the public. However, he welcomed the decision of the administration to shift it to Rotary Bhavan.