‘People jabbed with booster doses safer from Covid than others’
A decrease in the cases of coronavirus in Delhi has been recorded of late, according to the Delhi government.
“Two weeks ago, when the positivity rate was 16 to 17 per cent, now it has come down to 10 to 12 per cent. The infection rate of the virus is lesser in people who have taken the precautionary (booster) dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as compared to other people. 90 per cent of the corona-infected patients admitted to the hospital are those who have taken only two doses of the vaccine. At the same time, only 10 percent of the patients were infected with the coronavirus after the third dose of the vaccine. In such a situation, to keep Delhiites safe from Corona, the Delhi Government has increased the pace of vaccination.”
On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a meeting with senior officers of the Health Department and district magistrates to expedite vaccination. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, who was also present in the meeting, directed the District Magistrates to visit the ground to know the status of vaccination camps to be set up at crowded places like metro stations, markets, and malls.
Sisodia said: “The Delhi Government is keeping a close watch on the situation of coronavirus, already we have completely upgraded our health infrastructure. Along with this, all the hospitals have also been asked to remain on alert. However, now people are also showing carelessness and it has been seen that many people are not taking precautionary doses. But the number of corona-infected patients admitted to hospitals shows that people who have taken precautionary doses are safer than corona infection. 90 percent of the corona-infected patients admitted to the hospital are those patients who have taken only two doses of the vaccine. At the same time, only 10 percent of the patients got corona infected after the third dose of the vaccine. It is clear from this that people who apply precautionary doses are safer from corona infection.”
Sisodia appealed to the people to get a booster dose of the vaccine at the earliest and said: “Prevention is better than cure. All those who have not yet taken the vaccine or have taken only the first or second dose should take the precautionary dose as soon as possible. You should get the vaccine at the earliest by visiting your nearest health facility. Precautionary doses are necessary to prevent the spread of corona. Wearing a mask while going out of the house can prevent most cases. Apart from this, an appeal has been made to the senior citizens also to get the vaccination done as soon as possible.”
Sisodia said even though the situation of corona in Delhi is normal, the Delhi government is working continuously to keep people safe from this disease.
“People are being made aware of its vaccination, especially for applying booster doses. Strict instructions have been given to all the district magistrates regarding this. Along with this, instructions have been given to visit the vaccination camps to know the status of the vaccination.” He said the facility of vaccination has also been made available in many Mohalla clinics by the Delhi Government. People can get the vaccine by visiting their nearest health centers because the vaccine is very helpful in fighting corona.