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Sampling & RT-PCR testing step up in Shimla in view of rising Corona cases

He directed to increase the sampling and RTPCR test in the district in view of the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and provide its reporting on daily basis.

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Shimla: With sudden spurts in the Covid pandemic in Shimla district and a hike in the Positivity rate to 16 pc administration step up the sampling and RTPCR testing in the district a press statement issued by the state spokesperson said.

District Level Committee constituted for covid-19 vaccination was organized under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Shimla Aditya Negi here Saturday. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Surekha Chapra said so far 7. 83 lakh people have been given the first dose, 7.31 lakh have been given the second dose and 46.55 thousand people have been given the precautionary dose.

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Deputy Commissioner taking stock of the situation of covid-19 vaccination said emphasis should also be given to providing precautionary doses in the district. He said on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, a vaccination campaign would run for the next 75 days in which people above 18 years of age would be given a precautionary dose.

Besides this to protect people from the corona epidemic, a booster dose will be provided DC informed that special sessions would be organized through the Block Medical Officer and other officers to plan increasing vaccinations to complete the target of the 3rd dose.

He directed to increase the sampling and RTPCR test in the district in view of the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and provide its reporting on daily basis.

On this occasion, District Panchayat Officer Vijay Bragta, District Program Officer Mamta Paul, District Ayurvedic Officer Dr. Pawan Jairath, DM HRTC Vinod Kumar Thakur, Deputy Director Education Department Ashok Sharma, and other officers were present.

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