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Odisha Government has issued fresh guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces

Bhubaneswar: 26/5/21: Odisha Government has issued fresh guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces, both Government and private, to accelerate the immunization drive in the state.

In a letter to all district Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDMOs, and PHOs, the Health and Family Welfare Department reiterated that industrial establishments can vaccinate their employees and family members in hospitals by procuring vaccines on their own or at their workplaces tagging with private hospital CVC.

Quoting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the department has issued the following guidelines on vaccination at the workplace:

1-The family members and dependents of the workers, as defined by respective employers, can also be covered under COVID-19 vaccination at the industrial CVCs, private workplace CVCs and Government workplace CVCs.

2-For vaccination of the beneficiaries at industrial and private workplace CVCs, vaccine doses will have to be procured by private hospitals or the industrial establishment with whom respective employer tie-up for vaccination

3-For Govt workplace CVC, beneficiaries aged 4 years and above may be covered through vaccines supplied by the Centre and 18-44 years age group through vaccines supplied by the state Government

The department requested all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDMOs, and PHOs to inform officials and plan for vaccination of employees and their family members (18-44 years) by creating workplace CVCs on CoWIN as per feasibility and inform industrial establishments/private hospitals on workplace vaccination.

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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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