Ludhiana  /  Punjab & Region

Ludhiana crosses 400 mark of corona cases

Ludhiana, April 6
As many as 401 persons tested positive for Covid-19, while five patients lost their lives due to the virus today. The total number of positive cases in the district has reached 36,774. There are 2,876 active cases and 1,182 persons have lost their lives due to the virus. Those who tested positive today include three healthcare workers, two pre-operative cases, one international traveller from Dubai, seven teachers and two students. Seven teachers who tested positive today include one from GHS, Rurka, two from GNC, Narangwal, one from GHS, Daad, one from AS School, Khanna, and one from MGM, Durgi. Two students who tested positive today are from GNE College. Three men and two women between the age group of 50 to 80 years lost their lives today. The deceased belong to Payal, Jodhan, Khanna and Abdulapur Basti. A total of 8,16,380 samples have been collected so far and result of 265 is awaited. Today 13 patients were on ventilator support, out of which six belong to Ludhiana and seven to other districts. Meanwhile, a big free vaccination camp was organised by the Ludhiana branch of the Indian Medical Association at Vardhman Special Steel Mill, Focal Point, Ludhiana, today. The camp was inaugurated by Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeewan Kakkar along with Dr Manoj K Sobti, patron, IMA, Ludhiana. Office-bearers of the IMA, Ludhiana, were present along with Dr Saroj Aggarwal, president, IMA, Ludhiana. More than 300 persons, including the employees of the mill, were vaccinated. Dr Sukhjeewan Kakkar appreciated the efforts done by the IMA, Ludhiana, in fight against corona along with the district administration. A free vaccination camp was also organised at Baby Bawa School by MLA Rakesh Pandey. More than 200 persons were vaccinated. Pandey appealed to the people to come for vaccination to protect themselves from the infection. Duke Fashions India Limited, Ludhiana, in collaboration with ESI Hospital, Ludhiana, and Urban Community Health Centre, (Jawadi) Zone-9, provided free vaccination to all its employees. At the camp, a team of seven doctors and health professionals of ESI Hospital administered vaccines to 150 employees above the age of 45.