1 September 2021
Health Department UT and Karan Gilhotra Foundation in association with United Sikhs and ASR Foundation today celebrated 5000 COVID vaccinations at Sukhna Lake vaccination camp here today. A cake cutting ceremony was kept to mark the occasion which was attended by UT Adviser, Dharam Pal and noted actor Jimmy Shergill.
Giving the information, Karan Gilhotra, founder of the Foundation said, 5000 vaccinations were completed in one month at the Sukhna Lake vaccination centre and the target is now to achieve 10,000 beneficiaries for this month. His Foundation is actively engaged in the service of the community.
Free vaccination is available at the vaccination centre from 4 to 8 p.m. which has been set-up by the health department in collaboration with Karan Gilhotra Foundation and supported by United Sikhs and ASR Foundation. The foundation has provided waterproof shelter canopies with seating arrangement for those who visit the centre to take the vaccine.
UT Adviser Dharam Pal while speaking on the occasion lauded the Karan Gilhotra Foundation for the initiatives like setting up COVID centre and then vaccination centre. He said he hoped more and more people of Chandigarh would come forward with such initiatives of social cause and also appealed to the residents to get themselves vaccinated. He added UT administration will always be at the forefront to support such projects which will help in handling the pandemic situation in an effective manner.
Jimmy Shergill, while speaking on the occasion lauded the work done by his close friend Karan Gilhotra with the support of UT Administration and other NGOs. He appealed to the people of Chandigarh to come forward and get themselves vaccinated which is the only way to get protection from COVID. He also appreciated that Chandigarh had got the distinction of being the first city to achieve 100 percent first vaccine dose target.