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Drive by JK Health Department begins to identify those marked jabbed sans 2nd dose

Arjun Sharma

Jammu, January 18

The Jamp;K Health Department has started a special drive to identify people who have received the Covid vaccination certificate despite having got only one dose.

Authorities are collecting inputs from such beneficiaries and ensuring actual administration of vaccines to each at the earliest. At the same time, the department has issued strict instructions to avoid such incidents in future.

Such isolated incidents of unintentional wrong entries have taken place because of the sudden increase in data uploads onto the CoWIN portal, say authorities.

The UT has administered close to 2 crore doses and is the forerunner in the country in vaccination. Such cases constitute a microscopic minority, maybe in single digit, a spokesperson said.

In a recent incident, it was noticed that two beneficiaries aged 51 and 49 belonging to Sogam, Kupwara, were inadvertently marked as vaccinated with second dose as of September 11, 2021. In fact, they were yet to receive their second dose. “Upon identification of the cases, immediate arrangements to administer missed doses at the beneficiaries’ home were made,” the spokesperson said.

4,651 new cases, 3 deaths in Jamp;K

Jamp;K saw 4,651 new Covid cases and three deaths, taking the caseload to 3,66,851 and the death toll to 4,575.
Ladakh reported 152 new cases, including 132 from Leh. The UT’s active cases are 844.

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