Hospital staff at GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, readying the premises for the vaccination drive starting on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Hospital staff at GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, readying the premises for the vaccination drive starting on Saturday. (HT Photo)

V-Day: 1,125 to get Covishield jab in tricity on January 16

Chandigarh earmarks five vaccination sites, Mohali four and Panchkula three to administer vaccine to health workers in Phase 1 of rollout.
By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:51 AM IST

As many as 1,125 healthcare workers will receive the first dose of Covishield on Day 1 of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the tricity on Saturday.

As many as 500 frontline workers have been identified in Chandigarh, followed by 325 in Mohali and 300 in Panchkula for the first day of the rollout.

In Chandigarh, health director Dr Amandeep Kang and joint health director Dr VK Nagpal will be among the 500 beneficiaries, who will get the jab at five vaccination sites – Advanced Paediatric Centre (PGIMER), Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Civil Hospital, Sector 45, and two sites at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Mohali has earmarked four centres for the launch at Civil Hospital, Phase 6; Civil Hospital, Kharar; Community Health Centre (CHC), Banur; and Kissan Vikas Chamber, Aerocity; while at Panchkula, three centres have been set up at Civil Dispensary, Sector 4; CHC, Raipur Rani; and Alchemist Hospital, Sector 21.

At each site, not more than 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated as per the advisory of the Union health ministry.

“All vaccination sites have been converted into three-tier rooms. The first room is the waiting hall, followed by the second room where identification and vaccination will take place. The third room is for inoculated beneficiaries, who will be observed for 30 minutes. The vaccination will kick off after the inaugural speech by the Prime Minister at 11.15am and continue till 3pm,” senior UT officials said.

Mohali civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh will launch the drive for the state at Kissan Vikas Chamber in Aerocity.

“All arrangements have been made, each vaccination site will have an anaesthetician and physician for monitoring patients,” said Dr VK Nagpal said.

‘Eagerly waited for this day’

Twenty-year-old Arun will be the first healthcare worker to get the jab at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 – one of the five vaccination sites in Chandigarh.

A sanitation worker at GMSH-16, Arun is also pursuing Class 12 in humanities through the National Institute of Open Schooling.

“My family was initially a little apprehensive, but I explained the vaccine trial process to them and assured them that the vaccine is safe with rare chances of an adverse effect,” Arun said.

He said they had all been eagerly anticipating this day with the hope that the vaccine will bring back normalcy at their workplace and the city at large.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
The victim managed payment collections for the accused. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The victim managed payment collections for the accused. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ludhiana youth dies of suspected drug overdose; boss, her son booked

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Duo facing case of culpable homicide; victim’s father alleges that before dying, his son revealed that his employer injected something into his veins, causing him to lose consciousness
Close
HT Image
HT Image

NHAI issues tender for new Katraj flyover

By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:37 PM IST
PUNE The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a tender for the new Katraj flyover
Close
Representational Image. (HT archive)
Representational Image. (HT archive)

Woman returning home after work raped near Ghaziabad

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Three unidentified men allegedly raped a 30-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district after abducting her from an auto while she was returning home in Gautam Buddha Nagar after work from Ghaziabad late on Wednesday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Pune’s event calendar: February 26 to March 3, 2021

By Prachi Bari
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:36 PM IST
2021 National Science Day – February 28 IISER, Pune IISER, Pune is celebrating National Science Day by conducting various public events
Close
Indiana Pacers' Justin Holiday (8) and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dive for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 24. (AP)
Indiana Pacers' Justin Holiday (8) and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dive for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 24. (AP)

Slam dunk: Playing and thriving among the giants of NBA basketball... Why height isn’t sole deciding factor for hoop dreams

By Adi Vase
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Consider the following reality: In a sport where there is a one in seven chance of making it to the highest competitive level if you are a 7-foot tall American male, the player who achieved the distinction of being the first to receive a $200 million contract is a player that is generously listed at 6 feet, 3 inches tall
Close
Bombay high court. (HT archive)
Bombay high court. (HT archive)

Revisit decision on culling of birds: HC suggests to Maharashtra dist

By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:18 AM IST
At the same time, the court refused to intervene in the petition filed by two farm owners challenging a February 12 order passed by the authorities directing them to cull their birds and destroy the eggs
Close
The previous high for February 23 (29.5°C) was recorded in 1973 while for February 24 (29.4°C), it was in 2001. For February 25, the previous high was in 2006 when 29.5°C was recorded. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
The previous high for February 23 (29.5°C) was recorded in 1973 while for February 24 (29.4°C), it was in 2001. For February 25, the previous high was in 2006 when 29.5°C was recorded. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

This Feb was the hottest in 50 years for Ludhiana

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:17 AM IST
The average temperature recorded this month was 27°C, while normally it hovers around 21.2°C during this time, say met officials
Close
The gram sabha also passed resolution against transferring the land to the government. (HT PHOTO)
The gram sabha also passed resolution against transferring the land to the government. (HT PHOTO)

Ludhiana MC’s dairy shifting project hits another roadblock as gram sabha denies giving land to govt

By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:18 AM IST
MC authorities say they have been working for around two months to shift the dairy units to Gorsian Kadar Baksh
Close
Sanjay Rathod had visited the Pohradevi temple on Tuesday amid tight security, during which, many of his supporters thronged his vehicle creating a commotion. (HT Photo)
Sanjay Rathod had visited the Pohradevi temple on Tuesday amid tight security, during which, many of his supporters thronged his vehicle creating a commotion. (HT Photo)

Washim: Pohradevi priest, 229 students test positive for Covid-19

By Pradip Kumar Maitra, Nagpur
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:21 PM IST
After the gathering of thousands of supporters of Maharashtra forest minister and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod at Washim’s Pohradevi temple earlier this week, at least 12 people, including the temple’s chief priest have tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday
Close
The complainant along with police staff went to the concerned toll booth and verified the authenticity of the receipt and it was found that the receipts were bogus. (HT PHOTO)
The complainant along with police staff went to the concerned toll booth and verified the authenticity of the receipt and it was found that the receipts were bogus. (HT PHOTO)

9 held for issuing bogus toll receipts at Khed-Shivapur plaza

By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:12 PM IST
The police have seized 30 receipts totalling 5,700, two mobiles, computers and two printers used to prepare bogus receipts
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Man strangles wife to death at Mohali’s Amb Sahib Colony

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:35 PM IST
A migrant labourer strangled his wife to death during an altercation at their house in Amb Sahib Colony, Phase 11, on Wednesday night
Close
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, the temperature will rise in the coming days. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, the temperature will rise in the coming days. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s temperature touches 35°C; IMD forecasts rise in temperature in first week of March

By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:09 PM IST
In Pashan and Lohegaon the maximum temperature was recorded at 34 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius respectively
Close
Sada Dumbre (HT PHOTO)
Sada Dumbre (HT PHOTO)

Senior journalist Sada Dumbre passes away

By HTC
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:41 PM IST
PUNE Senior journalist Sada Dumbre passed away on Thursday, due to a Covid infection, said his family members
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Ajit Pawar fails to follow up on road widening project in Pune

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:30 PM IST
PUNE As the opposition parties opposed Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) decision to widen city roads from six to nine-metre, Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister and Pune district guardian minister, had given instructions to put the project on hold until a decision is taken, but PMC has not got anything in writing about the decision
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Political parties in Pune divided over PMC’s road-widening proposal

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:00 PM IST
PUNE Political parties in Pune appear to be divided on the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) decision to widen city roads from six to nine-metre
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP