Raj sees record turnout on Day 3 of 2nd phase | Jaipur News

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Jaipur: Elderly people (above 60) showed enthusiasm as they turned out in large numbers at vaccination centres across the state on Wednesday. Out of 2,15,213 vaccinations done, which is record single-day inoculations, 1,95,144 persons were above 60 years.
On the same day, Covid-19 fresh cases got doubled in 24 hours. On Tuesday, the state had reported 102 Covid-19 cases but in Wednesday, 215 persons were found infected with the virus.
In just three days, 3,73,916 above 60people have got vaccinated in the state.
Besides, 13,591 persons vaccinated were those who are above 45 years to 59 years with specified co-morbid conditions. A total of 2,15,213 persons were vaccinated on Wednesday bringing the overall tally to 12,20,438.
“We are targeting to vaccinate 88 lakh above 60 people and 15 lakh above 45 years to 59 years with specified co-morbid conditions in March. In coming days, we are eyeing to vaccinate more than 4 lakh people in a single day. We will achieve it by increasing the number of vaccination centres across the state,” said Dr Raghuraj Singh, project director(immunization), health department.
Vaccination sites are witnessing enthusiasm among elderly people (above 60) coming for the Covid-19 jabs among those are elderly who are feeling the necessity to get vaccinated for safe elective surgeries such as joint replacement, cataract surgery and non-urgent interventions were made to wait during the peak of pandemic.
A 65-year-old resident Lata Saini of the Walled City area, who came to a government vaccination site at SMS hospital’s vaccination site has spent painful past few months. Doctors have advised her to undergo knee replacement. “During past few months, my children have not allowed me to go out due to Covid-19 pandemic. I have pain in knees and doctors have advised me for knee replacement. But, we have postponed it. Now, I have come here for vaccination to get it done today, but let’s see if I got the jab today,” she said.
Besides, Sarita, 68-year-old, have cataract in her eyes, but she postponed the surgery due to Covid-19 pandemic. “I will get it done when I will have some protection against Covid-19,” she said.
Over the past few months, the number of surgeries at SMS hospital has gone down. “In comparison to before Covid-19 situation, the number of surgeries which we have performed during Covid-19 has decreased. But, number of surgeries have increased in past few months,” said an SMS hospital official.
Even the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had appealed to the people to postpone the elective surgeries to ward off risk of getting infected with the virus. The doctors also facing difficulty in performing the surgery as they have to wear face shield, face mask, personal protection equipment kit and other protective measures they have to take while performing surgery.
Also, prior to surgeries, they are following the protocol to get the Covid-19 test done of the patient, which is why, the alot of elective surgeries have been postponed.
The state reported 215 newCovid-19 infections on Wednesday bringing its overall tally to 3,20,772, while no death has been reported. The state’s toll stands at 2787.
Districts which reported new cases are Dungarpur (50), Jaipur (40), Jodhpur (19), Udaipur (18), Rajsamand (16), Ajmer(14), Kota (11), Barmer (9), Bhilwara (8), Banswara (5), Hanumangarh (5),Jalore (4), Jhunjhunu (4), Baran (3), Dholpur (2), Nagaur (2), Alwar (1), Dausa(1), Sriganganagar (1), Pali (1) and Sirohi (1).
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
45-59 year olds wih co-morbidities
3768
9500
13591
Over 60 years
55250
123522
195144

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