Nirmal: District Collector Musharraf Ali Farooqui directed the medical and health department officials to carry out Covid-19 vaccination programme strictly in the district.

Addressing district-level Covid task force committee meeting at the Collectorate office here on Thursday, he told the district administration to take special measures to carry out the vaccination programme in the district. He also suggested to set up 25 health centres across the district for vaccine distribution and each centre should be equipped with necessary infrastructure as well as equipment.

In the first instalment, vaccine will be given to the health department staff; and in the second instalment it will be given to the frontline employees of municipal and panchayat sanitation staff, police, revenue and other departments. In third instalment, steps will be taken to ensure that all people under the age group of 50 years will be vaccinated within six months.

The Collector assured that the vaccine is completely safe and so far, two crore people around the world have been vaccinated without any health problems. People should not believe false news, he urged. ZP Chairperson K Vijaya Lakshmi, Additional Collector Hemanth Borkade, DM&HO Dr Dhanraj, ZP CEO Sudheendra and others were present at the meeting.


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