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Odisha Government has expanded the COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18-44 age group to all urban areas

Bhubaneswar:6/6/21: In a significant decision, the Odisha Government has expanded the COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18-44 age group to all urban areas of the state. The government has written to all collectors in this regard.

“Under phase-3 COVID-19 vaccination strategies, the vaccination of the 18 to 44 year age group has already been started in five Municipal Corporations and six district headquarter Municipalities/ NACs in the month of May. Now, the Government has approved for expansion of the vaccination of 18 to 44 year group in the rest 22 district headquarter Municipalities/NACs in the month of June,” the government said in the letter.

The state is going to receive 6,45,790 doses of Covishield in June in three tranches, which will be distributed among the districts for 1st dose vaccination based on their target beneficiaries. It is also to note that students and athletes aged 18 to 44 year of the district, who will be going abroad, should be given priority for vaccination, the letter added.

The collectors have been requested to remain in readiness for vaccination of the 18 to 44 year age group in the district headquarter Municipalities/NACs.

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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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