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Odisha government decided to provide the Covid vaccine to 18-44 age group in five municipal corporations

Bhubaneswar: 9/5/2; A day after the Odisha government decided to provide the Covid vaccine to 18-44 age group in five municipal corporations initially, a plan for the distribution of one lakh Covishield vaccines procured by the government was released.

As per sources at the Health and Family Welfare department, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation will receive 32,800 Covishield vaccines to vaccinate 3,10,232 persons in the age bracket of 18 and 44 years.

The Berhampur Municipal Corporation will get 19,000 Covishield vaccines to vaccinate 1,71,402 people in 18-44 age group.

A target has been set to vaccinate 1,97,759 persons in 18-44 age group in the Rourkela Municipal Corporation area. It has a distribution plan of 27,300 Covishield vaccines, the department sources added.

The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation will get 20,900 vaccines to vaccinate 1,97,759 persons in 18-44 age bracket.

Of the five municipal corporations, the Covaxin vaccine has been given in the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area. The Covishield vaccine will be provided in other four municipal corporations.

Earlier in the day, the WODC Chairman, Asit Tripathy informed that Covid vaccination drive for 18-44 age group will commence at Rourkela on May 11, 2021.

Yesterday, the State government decided to vaccinate 18-44 age group in five municipal corporations in the first phases. It further stated after procuring more vaccines the vaccination drive will be expanded to other parts of the district subsequently.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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