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Three More Drive-In COVID Vaccination Centres Launched in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:10/5/21: After the successful operation of the first drive-in COVIID-19 vaccination centre, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up three more similar facilities in the capital city.

The three new drive-in vaccination centres are located at Utkal Kanika Galleria mall (parking lot) at Kalpana Square, Symphony mall (parking lot) at Rudrapur and KIIT University Cricket Stadium at Patia.

Informing this, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said citizens aged above 45 years, who have already taken the first dose, can book their slots for the second jab at these centres from 6 pm today. Total 300 slots per location will be available from May 11 to May 15.

Without slot booking, no vehicle will be allowed inside the centres for the vaccination.

So far, 5 lakh people have been administered with both the jabs in the state capital, the official informed.

Regarding vaccination at private hospitals, the Commissioner further said immunization of people aged between 18 and 44 years at private hospitals will begin once more number of state procured Covaxin reaches Odisha.

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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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