Karnataka: 58 villages in Dharwad district achieve 100% vaccination | Hubballi News – Times of India


DC Nitesh Patil honoured ASHA workers, who played a vital role in achieving 100% of vaccination of the first dose in 58 villages

HUBBALLI: As the threat of the third wave of Covid-19 looms large, the district administration has increased the vaccination drive in order to cover all eligible population.
The district administration’s efforts are now yielding results, as 58 villages in Dharwad district have achieved 100% vaccination of the first dose. Now, health officers and workers are working hard to achieve similar results in other villages.
Dr SM Honakeri, RCHO and nodal officer, Dharwad district, told TOI: “We have been working hard to meet our goal of vaccinating all eligible people in the district. In Dharwad district, we have now reached 100% vaccination of the first dose in 58 villages. Eight villages including Neeralakatti, Kalluar in Dharwad taluk, five villages including Mantur, Nagarahalli in Hubballi taluk, 19 villages including Mukkal, Kalasankoppa in Kalaghatagi taluk and 26 villages including Gudisagar, Datanal, Selavadim,Naganur in Navalgund taluk have now achieved 100% of vaccination of first dose. We have achieved this despite vaccine hesitancy among some people.”
Dr Ashok Agarwal, who works in Selvadi PHC, said, “We faced a difficult situation in villages in reaching out to people because many would leave for work in the early morning and return in the evening, so we kept visiting each house and managed to vaccinate everyone with the first dose. We also went to farmers’ fields and vaccinated some people. We held many camps and persuaded people with the help of local leaders, and we were successful in vaccinating everyone. Some NGOs have also provided ambulances and other facilities which helped us to reach this target,” he said.
Deputy commissioner Nitesh Patil honoured 150 Asha workers who played a critical role in achieving 100% vaccination coverage in 58 villages. He also distributed food kits to Asha workers donated by the Indian Red Cross Society, Dharwad.

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