After receiving the first batch of 1 lakh Covishield doses from the Serum Institute of India (SII) against its order of 30 lakh doses, Punjab started with vaccinations for 18-44 age group Monday with construction workers as the priority beneficiaries in the first round.
Coronavirus vaccine: Vaccination remains free for healthcare workers, frontline workers and 45+ population at all government centers. For the 18-44 category too, the jabs remain free of cost at government centres.
The maximum number of cases was recorded in Ludhiana (1,404), SAS Nagar (1,045), Jalandhar (725), Patiala (602) and Bathinda (582). With this, the total infections in the state reached 3,85,270 and total active cases in Punjab stands at 60,108.
Till now, the vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin) are being supplied to the states by the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoH&FW). But now when the drive opens for population above 18, states can directly procure from the manufacturing companies.
A number of protestors were injured in Kotkapura of district Faridkot on October 14, 2015 after police allegedly opened fire at them when they were staging a dharna against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.
Speaking to The Indian Express over phone, Faisal Edhi (44), Managing Trustee of the foundation, said that his late father Abdul Sattar Edhi had started the foundation way back in 1951 and currently it is having a fleet of 1,800 ambulances running across Pakistan.
According to the varsity officials, the theft took place on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and they informed the police Monday. However, the police claimed that PAU officials informed them only on Wednesday.
On April 11, which was day one of Tika Utsav, Punjab administered just 69,129 doses. The number jumped to 94,719 on April 12, the highest in four days of the Tika Utsav. Then on day 3 (April 13), a total of 64,961 doses could be administered and on the last concluded day (April 14), a total of 75,137 doses were administered.