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Suryakant Jena

The Odisha government has directed the authorities to ensure the complete vaccination of people belonging to Tibetan communities residing in the State.

Quoting a directive of the Union Health Ministry dated August 14, the State Health and Family Welfare department has asked the Collectors in all districts and the Commissioners of Municipal Corporations, CDMs and PHOs to take appropriate action in this regard.

The MoHFW has approved the Covid vaccination of Tibetans and it has been noticed by the Ministry that many persons of the community have received their first dose, however, the 2nd dose vaccination has not been provided to them, the Health Department noted in its letter.

Therefore, the government has directed the officials to monitor the vaccination of Tibetan communities and ensure second dose vaccination by following the guidelines.

Odisha on Wednesday registered a significant milestone in its fight against the Covid pandemic. The State Health department took to Twitter to announce that it has managed to successfully administer two crore jabs on people in the State.

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