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Vaccination drive for children between 15-18 years begins across J&K

Admin says super ready to tackle any eventuality; 8.33 lakh children to be vaccinated: Additional Chief Secretary, Director Education says supplementary exams for students who missed papers due to Covid

SRINAGAR: The first vaccination drive for children between the age group of 15-18 years old began on Monday across Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials told that 822 vaccination sites have been set up across 20 districts of the UT. Additional Chief Secretary Health & Medical Education Department Vivek Bharadvaj kick-started vaccination drive at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh Srinagar.

While talking to media, Bharadvaj said that it is a special day for Kashmir as vaccination has been started for children of 15-18 years of age across India.

He said that 8.33 lakh children will be vaccination in J&K and plan has been already devised to vaccinate children at around 1600 sites and our aim is to vaccinate one lakh children on daily basis. The Additional CS said that he was hopeful that union Government will keep us stock of vaccines available so that this process can be completed as soon as possible.

He said that the administration was are fully prepared to tackle any eventuality as number of beds including ICU, ventilators have been increased by many times besides that oxygen supply has been increased by 10 times.

Meanwhile, Director School education Tasaduq Hussian on the occasion said that supplementary exams are available for all those students who had missed exams because of being covid positive—(KNO)


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