Bhubaneswar: Even though the State Administration has already been geared up for the much-awaited vaccination against the prevalent pandemic Covid-19, the Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) today informed that vaccination is up to the free choice of any recipient and it has not been made compulsory.
He also informed that the vaccine is expected to reach Odisha from the Centre within the next 10 days and the vaccination drive will be launched then after two days.
Talking to media, DMET C.B.K. Mohanty informed, “The Government has already made it clear that vaccination isn’t compulsory. If one doesn’t wish to get vaccinated, he or she won’t be forced. It all depends on the choice of the recipient.”
As per the DMET’s version today, no health worker would be forced to get oneself vaccinated against one’s willingness. It is purely optional and depends on personal choice. Vaccination will not be made mandatory.
Notably, the State Government has already prepared database of doctors, nurses, health workers and frontline Covid warriors for the immunization programme in the first phase. Apart from the session sites for the vaccination centre purpose already earmarked and the list of vaccinators already prepared, the successful dry run has also been conducted recently at 31 venues of DHHs and the Capital Hospital here.