covid vaccine compulsory for punjab govt employees: punjab government instructs government employees to get the vaccine by 15 september

covid vaccine compulsory for punjab govt employees: punjab government instructs government employees to get the vaccine by 15 september

Highlights

  • Government employees in Punjab will have to get the vaccine by September 15
  • Government will send on forced leave for not taking the first dose of vaccine by September 15
  • Relief given to people who could not get the vaccine due to medical reasons

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The Punjab government has asked state employees to take at least one dose of the vaccine by September 15. If a government employee does not take the first dose of the vaccine by September 15, then he will be sent on forced leave. This big decision has been taken by the Captain Government to promote vaccination. At the same time, an order has been issued to increase the corona restrictions in the state till 30 September.

One dose of vaccine has to be taken by September 15
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that state government employees would be compulsorily sent on leave if they did not take the first dose of the corona vaccine by September 15, except for health reasons.

Why did the government take such a tough decision?
According to the official statement, the Chief Minister has taken this tough decision so that people can be saved from the epidemic. In addition, to ensure that vaccinated people do not get infected by people who are not vaccinated.

Employees are still avoiding getting the vaccine
In a high-level COVID review meeting held on Friday through video conferencing, the Chief Minister said that the analysis of the data has shown that the vaccines are effective against the pandemic. The Chief Minister said that government employees are constantly being motivated to get vaccinated. Employees who are still avoiding vaccination will be put on leave until they have received their first dose of vaccine.

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Corona restrictions will continue till 30 September
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an extension of the existing COVID-19 restrictions till September 30 in view of the upcoming festive season, in which only 300 people can gather at all gatherings including political gatherings and wearing masks. Along with strictly enforcing social distance.

It is necessary to take at least one dose of the vaccine
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also made it mandatory for the organizers including political parties to ensure that the participants, management and staff etc. in the events related to the festival are fully vaccinated or have taken at least one dose. Appealing for monitoring in view of festivals, the Chief Minister urged all political parties to lead by example, while directing the DGPs to ensure compliance of restrictions by all.

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said, ‘Everyone is getting free vaccine, so petrol and diesel are getting expensive’

DGP Dinkar Gupta said that due to the decrease in corona cases, people were lax about wearing masks, which the Health Department should strictly implement with the help of the police. Amarinder Singh also directed Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to form joint administration-police flying squads in every district to ensure compliance in restaurants, marriage palaces etc.

Presiding over the virtual COVID review meeting, the Chief Minister has directed the Social Security Department to make preparations to open Anganwadi centers this month. The opening of these centers will be subject to immunization and other guidelines of staff working jointly with the health department.

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Ordered to conduct 50 thousand Kovid tests per day
The chief minister has also ordered to increase the tests to at least 50,000 per day from the current 45,000 per day as part of preparedness for a possible third wave. Along with investigation, outreach camps and tests should be conducted. Especially where public gatherings are expected to take place due to the festive season, he directed that the work of augmenting all the infrastructure should be expedited and completed.

Preparations to avoid the third tahr during the festive season
Amarinder Singh directed the health department to take micro-containment measures using these tools for areas or localities where the cases are more than this. KK Talwar, who heads the state’s COVID expert committee, said the situation is currently under control. There is a need to prepare for the third wave and also for the upcoming festive season.

It is necessary for everyone to wear a mask- CM Amarinder Singh
The Chief Minister has been urged to appeal to all religious organizations to make regular announcements of wearing masks from temples and gurudwaras. Market committees should be asked to do so considering the expected rush in the markets. He suggested that more testing of shopkeepers and their employees should also be done during the festive season.

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