Gives clarion call to transform vaccination drive into a mass movement in Jalandhar
Says, highest immunization only key to neutralize the ill-effects of virus
Administration forms WhatsApp group with civic societies to assist them in organization of mobile vaccination camps
JALANDHAR: Intensifying the ongoing battle against the CoronaVirus pandemic, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Tuesday solicited support from Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Community leaders, Religious leaders, market associations, and resident welfare societies of the district to tackle the new wave of the infection efficiently.
While presiding over a meeting with over 40 such NGOs at the district administrative complex, the Deputy Commissioner accompanied by renowned environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal said in present scenario the highest rate of vaccination is the only key to diminish the fatal effects of the virus. He added that the NGOs being an integral part of our society can play a constructive role to ensure maximum immunization by transforming vaccination drive into a mass movement in Jalandhar.
Thori urged NGOs to organize mobile vaccination camps in their respective fields i.e. colonies, markets, religious places, and industries besides encouraging others around them. During the meeting WhatsApp group namely civil society was formed and all the representatives of the society were added in it. The deputy shared two WhatsApp numbers 9888981881 and 9501799068 along with a form, which can be duly filled by the NGOs and posted in the group so that a mobile vaccination camp for people above 45 could be arranged for them. He added that NGO’s volunteers are connected with thousands of people at the grassroots, who can create awareness among the masses to come forward in huge numbers for the vaccination. He also appealed to NGOs to leave no stone unturned to ensure every eligible resident (above 45) was immunized against Covid-19 so that the target of vaccinating all eligible beneficiaries within April could be achieved.
The deputy commissioner pointed out that the volunteers of NGOs can reach out to people to resolve all their doubts about vaccines by sharing their personal experience of getting vaccinated. This communication would leave indelible imprints on the minds of people while encouraging them to volunteer for the immunization.
Meanwhile, Sant Balbir Singh Seechwwal extends his fulsome support in this noble cause stating all his volunteers would ensure maximum vaccination in the rural areas. The deputy commissioner also took valuable feedback from the members of civic societies and ensured prompt action on the same.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioners Jasbir Singh, Assistant Commissioner Hardeep Singh, SDM Dr. Jai Inder Singh, and others.