Div Com Kashmir Reiterates Complete Vaccination Of School, College Going Students

SRINAGAR: With the achievement of hundred percent vaccination of people above 18 years in age covered under different phases of Covid 19 vaccination drive in the Kashmir division, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, in a Zoom meeting today enjoined on District Administration, Srinagar and Director School Education, Kashmir to gear up and vaccinate cent percent student population falling in the age group 15-17 years on fast track basis.

Div Com specially laid emphasis on pacing up a vaccination programme in district Srinagar which has been observed to be lagging behind other districts.

Pole stated that vaccination of this particular group is necessary to protect the young generation from contagious disease and disease-related deaths. Besides,  it will help the administration to rethink the opening of colleges and schools in the near future in a secure environment.

The Director of School Education Kashmir informed that out of 25000 students in Government schools eighty-five percent of students have been already covered under the covid vaccination programme and are inoculated for their first dose.

However, he maintained that out of 38000 students in coaching centres only 18000 have been vaccinated which is a matter of concern for all of the Srinagarities.

On the occasion, Div Com directed DC Srinagar, Director School Education and representatives of the Association of Private Schools and coaching centres to get students inoculated as soon as possible which would be helpful for the administration in reopening of schools/ colleges again.

The representatives assured their support to the divisional, district administration and health department in the vaccination process so that every eligible student will be covered.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Ajaz Assad stressed on CEO Srinagar and Principals to play a proactive role to achieve cent per cent vaccination of 15-17 years age group of District Srinagar.

Among others, the Virtual meeting was attended by Director Health Services Kashmir; Nodal officer Covid-19 Srinagar; Incharge DCCRK, Epidemiologist/SSO; CMO Srinagar; CEO Srinagar along with Principals of colleges and Schools; Assistant Director, H&FW Srinagar; Representative of Association of Private Schools & Coaching Centres and others.

In the meeting, the Representative of the Association of Private Schools & Coaching Centres requested the administration to reopen these institutions for some days so that a special vaccination drive can be held in these institutions which will facilitate the administration to take a call for reopening of these institutions in near future.

At the end, the Administration heard the request of these institutions very keenly and assured full support regarding vaccination of this eligible group.

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