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Dilip Kumar

Cuttack: Acting tough on registered health and Anganwadi workers skipping Covid-19 vaccination, the district administration has warned to withhold their salary and other remunerations if they didn't take the jab by February 10.

In a letter to the concerned authorities at the SCB  Medical College and Hospital, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Superintendent of Sishu Bhawan and CMC Commissioner, Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani has urged to sensitize the absentee health workers to come forward and get the vaccine shot.

"You may instruct the persons registered under different establishments under your jurisdiction to take Covid-19 vaccine positively by 10th of February 2021, failing which their salary/remuneration/stipend for the month will not be drawn," Chayani warned.

The proposed punitive measure by the district administration came in the wake of the poor percentage of vaccination of registered health workers recorded in the district so far, the letter said.

The Collector mentioned that Cuttack finds place in the list of districts in the State which have registered low vaccination counts of health and Aanganwadi workers in the first phase of the nationwide vaccination drive.

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