Maharashtra: over 1.6 lakh people jab after “No vaccine, no entry” order in Beed
A week after the Beed district collector launched a ‘No vaccine, no entry’ policy, more than 40,000 more people took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine than the week before.
In accordance with the ordinances, all government departments, private organizations, businesses, traders, hawkers, vendors, educational institutions, including private courtyards and all religious places must ensure that their employees or visitors have received at least one dose. vaccine, otherwise they should not be allowed to enter the workplace or any government office.
According to the district health department, a total of 1,14,035 (1.14 lakh) people received the first dose of immunization between November 15 and 21.
The order “No vaccine, no entry” was issued Nov. 21 by district collector Radhabinod Sharma, as Beed with just 55% coverage from the first dose was below the state average. 74%.
District officials have been urged to ensure that anyone using public transport and even traveling in a private vehicle has taken at least one dose. The order asked the district RTO not to accept applications for an apprenticeship license or proficiency testing from a person who had not even received a single dose.
In the week following the November 22-28 orders, the number of people vaccinated rose to 1,61,815 (1.61 lakh) people. Confirming the development, Dr Rauf Shaikh, Beed District Health Officer, told The Indian Express: “The number of people vaccinated increased after the orders issued by the collector. Our efforts will continue to ensure that everyone is vaccinated and that a third wave of the pandemic can be prevented. “