Una, April 1
Covid immunisation could not take place at the Health Sub Centre at Kotla Khurd in the district today, causing inconvenience to people.
Residents of two wards of Kotla Khurd panchayat were informed two days ago by an ASHA worker regarding their turn to take the Covid jab on Thusday, the weekly immunisation day at the Health Sub Centre. However, the health staff did not arrive there and people had to return without receiving the vaccine.
Local resident Ram Prasad said that they contacted District Immunisation Officer Dr Nikhil Sharma around 10.30 am today, and he told them that the vaccine and the Health Department staff had been dispatched and they would reach the village centre in 15 minutes. However, when nobody arrived there in the next 30 minutes, they contacted Chief Medical Officer Dr Raman Sharma, who assured them that he would direct the Block Medical Officer to ensure that the vaccine was made available at the centre as soon as possible.
Dr Nikhil Sharma said that the paramedic, who was to administer the vaccine, had been deputed elsewhere to take Covid samples. However, he could not tell why the ASHA worker did not inform the residents about the situation.