2 Weeks Deadline Set for 100% Vaccination of Kashmir College Students

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Srinagar: J&K administration on Saturday served a two week deadline to various departments for completion of 100 percent vaccination of all staff and students of universities and colleges across Kashmir.

The directions in this regard were issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Saturday while chairing a meeting to review progress in vaccination and Covid control measures, an official spokesperson said.

The meeting was attended by Director Health Services Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Director Colleges J&K, ADC Srinagar, AD Family Welfare and Immunization, in-charge DCCRK, Epidemiologist, Dr Talat and other concerned.

According to the official spokesperson, the Div Com stressed on 100 percent vaccination of staff and students in all colleges including, Medical Colleges, NIT, Universities, SKUAST, BE’d colleges, ITIs and other institutions by October-20. In this regard, he said, Director Health Services Kashmir was directed to ensure deployment of vaccination teams and setting of vaccination centres in all colleges and universities from October- 06.

Emphasizing on staff to gear up to ensure all students are vaccinated, Pole, as per the official spokesperson said that action and penalty shall be imposed on staff for poor performances. The Div Com said that every staff member must ensure that no student is left out in his/ her class to avoid facing action against him/her for poor performance.

Terming the vaccination as important for the safety of students, the Div Com said that those who will show reluctance and do not turn up for vaccination shall not be allowed to sit in the class.

“Not only non- vaccinated students shall not be allowed to attend classes but also after October- 20 they will not be given vaccine,” Pole said, as per official spokesperson.

The Div Com, he said, also instructed concerned authorities to ensure availability of vaccine at all institutions to ensure all 100 percent coverage and said that below 75 percent vaccinated colleges will not be allowed to operate.

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