Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Ensure Vaccination Of Working Journalists As Covid Warriors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked District Collectors and  Municipal commissioners to ensure vaccination of all working journalists immediately.

The notification issued by the health and family welfare department said as the Odisha government has declared all working journalists as frontline Covid Warriors, therefore the DIPROs would coordinate with the district administration to provide the list of the same for carrying out the vaccination at the earliest.

It may be mentioned here that as many as 230 working journalists received Covid vaccine shots on the first day of the special vaccination drive for journalists organised at the Unit-6 Government Girls’ High School by the I & PR Department and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The special drive will be held till May 6 every day from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM. Journalists having health insurance cards under the Gopabandhu Working Journalists’ Health Insurance Scheme are entitled to receive vaccine shots at this camp.

It may be mentioned here that the Odisha Government has declared working journalists as frontline Covid warriors.