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CEC kick starts COVID-19 vaccination in Kargil

KARGIL: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan kick started COVID-19 vaccination in Kargil at District Hospital (DH), here.

Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Dr Munawar Hussain Wazir received the first shot of COVID-19 Vaccine in the presence of Executive Councilor (EC) for Works Mubarak Shah Nagvi, EC for Social Welfare Aga Syed Hassan Arman, EC for Tourism Phunsog Tashi, EC for Health Mohammad Ali Chandan, ADC Kargil Tsering Motup were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, CEC Feroz Khan called it a historic day for Kargil. Underscoring the importance of the vaccination, Khan said that all should vaccinate themselves without any doubt and not pay heed to rumors related to the vaccine. The CEC added that it is due to the relentless dedication of the scientists that the nation has been able to develop the vaccine in the country itself.

CMO Kargil said that since he took the vaccination shots, there has been no reaction or adverse effect of it. He added that it is like a normal vaccination and requested the people to enroll themselves to get vaccinated on priority when their turn comes and avoid rumors related to the vaccine.

He informed that a total of 98 health workers got the first dose of vaccination today. "During the 1st phase of vaccination, 2224 health workers are going to get vaccinated in a phased manner at 23 vaccination centres in Kargil district," he added.

Dr Wazir said that proper management of the vaccination drive has been taken in consideration by dividing the vaccination centre into waiting room, vaccination room and observation room. Besides, paramedical staff has been deployed in adequate number at all vaccination centres across the district to carry out the drive while following all protocol.

Vice President Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil Sheikh Bashir Shakir, Sheikh Ali Naqi (from Anjuman e Jamiat-ul-Ulema Isna Ashariya, Kargil), Shahnawaz Ahmad Var (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Kargil), Buddhist scholar Geyn Nawang Paljor, president Anjuman-e-Sufia Noorbakshiya Kargil Aga Syed Muhammad Shah, Medical Officers of DH Kargil and healthcare workers were also present on the occasion.



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