SunstarTV Bureau: Odisha Health Director, Bijay Panigrahy warned all the health workers those are refusing to take Covid vaccination may lose chance to get Covid-19 vaccine free of cost later.
The Director mentioned, “Many health workers have informed us in writing that they will not take vaccine as a mark of protest. We appeal them to come forward and get themselves vaccinated so that they would be safe as well as family members. Those who remain absent during the vaccination, will be considered subsequently but, those who refuse to take the vaccine may not get the same free of cost later.”
On the second day of first phase, as many as 32,526 health workers were immunized in 375 sessions against the government target of 31,902. And the government achieved 102% target by vaccinating more health workers on Monday.
As many as 192 sessions will be conducted on Tuesday to vaccinate 16,261 health professionals.
Similarly, 92 sessions will be held on January 20, 436 sessions on January 21, 141 sessions on January 22, 178 sessions on January 23 and 279 sessions on January 25.
In a related development, the phase-II Covishield vaccines will reach Bhubaneswar by 4 pm today by a special Spice Jet flight. The vaccines will be dispatched to various district headquarters in next three days, sources added.
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