Kupwara health worker administers 27,834 jabs, becomes inspiration

Kupwara health worker administers 27,834 jabs, becomes inspiration
Fahmeeda Ahsan posted at Batagund Mawer sub-center has administered 27,834 Covid vaccine jabs to people in and outside the district.Special arrangement

Kupwara: A female health worker has administered the highest Covid vaccine jabs to people in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and became an inspiration for other health workers working in the department.

Fahmeeda Ahsan posted at Batagund Mawer sub-center has administered 27,834 Covid vaccine jabs to people in and outside the district.

As per records, she has administered 13,912 first doses and 13,922 second doses of vaccine to people of different age groups.

Fahmeeda, who hails from Ashpora village of Qaziabad had started Covid vaccination in April 2021 and till mid-November administered the highest number of Covid vaccines than any other health employee across the district.

The district administration recently felicitated her for her selfless services but her job of administering Covid jabs to the people was not an easy one.

She along with her team had a narrow escape when a family in Langate locality attacked them.

“At the outset, people were reluctant and hardly came forward for Covid vaccination but over time, the scenario has changed altogether. Now people have understood its benefits and are coming forward for vaccination,” Fahmeeda said. “Earlier young people had apprehensions that with Covid vaccination, one develops infertility but now this misunderstanding has also started to end and youth have taken interest in vaccination.”

She said that she had met several such females who had not been conceiving for the last several years but had conceived after taking Covid jab.

Fahmeeda said that at the Batagund sub-center where she is presently posted, all 1400 people had been vaccinated, giving her solace.

She has not only been confined to her parent medical zone Langate but also administered Covid jabs to people in Handwara and even to people in the Baramulla district.

“This year when the NEET examination was held, I accompanied my daughter who was supposed to appear in the examination at SSM College Parihaspora, Pattan. While she was in the examination hall, I administered 212 jabs to students and people there,” Fahmeeda said.

She said that Covid was not over yet and to thwart the possible third wave of COVID-19, people across Kashmir should follow all SoPs so that there could be fewer chances of its spread.

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