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Poonch J&K’s first fully vaccinated district; accelerated vaccination drive top priority, says LG

Anaheim, CA - January 28: Darlene Dickens-Jeffers, right, senior manager of infection prevention at AltaMed Health Services, gives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who wants to send a message to encourage other seniors to get their vaccination shots at AltaMed Health Services Medical and Dental Group in Anaheim Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir has become first fully vaccinated district in the Union Territory.

Jammu: The Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir has become first fully vaccinated district in the Union Territory.

“Congratulations to the medical fraternity & Covid warriors of district Poonch.


@PoonchDm for administering the second vaccine dose to 100% of the adult population. It is a momentous achievement,” LG Sinha Tweeted.

He also  reviewed COVID-19 situation. “Due to surge in cases of new variant Omicron worldwide, we need to have tough measures in place to prevent contagion. Civil & Police administration to ensure everyone follows COVID-appropriate behaviour,” LG said while chairing review meeting.


He further asked district administration  to carry out analysis of Covid trend in their respective districts and identify the reasons of surge to deploy effective strategies. Optimal utilization of RTPCR tests and accelerated vaccination drive is the top priority.

“Health department to ensure every patient gets the benefit of Sehat Golden Card. The J&K administration’s aim is to provide the best medical care to everyone without any strain on their finances. Districts with low number of Sehat Golden cards to ensure its 100% saturation,” he added.


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