Cuttack Collector Sets Feb 10 Vaccination Deadline For Health, Anganwadi Workers; Warns Punitive Action

Cuttack: Issuing a most urgent circular yesterday, Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani has not only emphasized on increasing the percentage of ongoing Covid-19 vaccination in the district but has also fixed February 10 as the timeline for all the left out health and Anganwadi workers.

The Collector in the same circular has also warned that the salary, remuneration and stipend for the month will not be drawn if those registered beneficiaries fail to turn up for the vaccination on the last date.

The circular mentions, “It is found that a large number of Health Workers/Anganwadi Workers who have registered under different establishments are not turning up for COVID-19 vaccination. As the percentage of vaccination of Cuttack District is one of the lowest in the State, it is causing a great embarrassment.”

The heads of the concerned establishments have also been asked to instruct the persons registered to take Covid-19 vaccine “positively by 10th of February 2021 which is the last date for Covid Vaccination of the Health Workers/Anganwadi Workers failing which their salary/remuneration/stipend for the month will not be drawn.”