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Covid vaccination drive: Low turnout in Dakshina Kannada | Mangaluru News

MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada district recorded a low turnout on the primary day of Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday. While the district administration had deliberate to vaccinate 600 folks from the healthcare sector with Covisheild in six centres throughout the district, solely 229 turned as much as get themselves vaccinated until 5pm.
The vaccination drive was performed at Wenlock Hospital, Surathkal Urban Health Centre and taluk hospitals in Bantwal, Belthangady, Puttur and Sullia in Dakshina Kannada, between 9 am to five pm. The graduation of the vaccination drive was delayed, since officers needed to watch for the nationwide launch of the drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Vaccination at most centres of the district started after 11 am.
As per the rules of the Central authorities, every centre was speculated to administer vaccines to 100 folks from the healthcare sector. However, in all of the centres, the turnout of the beneficiaries was lower than 50. Dr B V Rajesh, reproductive and little one well being (RCH) officer, Dakshina Kannada, informed TOI, “While 20 people received the vaccine at Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru, 45 were vaccinated at Surathkal Urban Health Centre, 40 in Bantwal taluk hospital (TH), 35 in Belthangady TH, 45 in Sullia TH and 44 have been administered the vaccine in Puttur TH,” he stated.
According to the Dakshina Kannada district administration, out of the 508 individuals who had been anticipated to be vaccinated, 62 folks refused to get vaccinated or had been refused vaccination.
Deputy commissioner Ok V Rajendra stated that the vaccination rate was about 45%. “Apprehension on the first day is natural. From Monday, intensive campaigning will be held,” he added.
District well being and household welfare officer Dr Ramachandra Bairy stated that it was widespread in all of the vaccination drives, to see an preliminary hiccup, the place folks hesitate to get themselves vaccinated. “After observing the response from those who have been vaccinated today, and have not reported any side-effects, more people will turn up to get vaccinated from Monday,” he added.
Meanwhile, the refusal was as a result of both some individuals who registered for the vaccine had well being points, or a few of them determined towards it on the final minute. Vaccination is about willingness, an official stated. It can also be learnt that there have been sure technical glitches, in the preliminary hours, particularly with the software.
A complete 52,381 folks have enrolled for the vaccine from the healthcare sector in the district, together with 41,247 from Mangaluru taluk, 2,191 from Bantwal, 2,492 from Belthangady, 3,254 from Puttur and three,197 from Sullia taluk.

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