On day 2 of Covid vaccination, Dakshina Kannada achieves 45% of target | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: As many as 1,006 persons including doctors, nurses and other staff from the healthcare sector received vaccine against Covid-19 in Dakshina Kannada district on the second day of drive on Monday.
While the health department had fixed a target to vaccinate 2,240 healthcare workers at 24 centres including government hospitals and medical colleges in the district, only 45% people turned up. On the first day of the drive held on Saturday, the department had a target to cover 508 people through the vaccination drive held at six centres, but only 229 (45%) people received the shots and 62 had refused to get a vaccine.
No Adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported in the district so far, district health and family welfare officer Dr Ramachandra Bairy told TOI. He added that there were no technical glitches and the number of beneficiaries will be increased in the next few days when the district receives more vials of vaccine.
Out of 24 centres that conducted vaccination drives on Monday, a maximum number of beneficiaries arrived at KVG Medical College in Sullia. While the medical college in Sullia administered vaccines to 77 persons, 69 were vaccinated at Lady Goschen Hospital, 66 received shots at KMC Mangaluru and 64 at the City Hospital in Puttur. As per the plan, each centre (except few) must administer vaccines to 100 persons. The turnout was very less at Taluk Hospital in Belthangady, where only seven people received vaccines since the taluk has a very few hospitals. Similarly, the Community Health Centre in Mulky also saw very low turnout with only 20 people receiving the vaccine.
Father Muller Hospital group provided vaccine shots to 226 of their staff at its five vaccination centres. Meanwhile, 84 persons were vaccinated at two centres of Government Wenlock District Hospital and 73 got the vaccine at two centres of Kanachur Hospital.
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