Srinagar: Continuing its vaccination drive, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir held a special vaccination drive in various degree colleges in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district for teaching, non-teaching staff and eligible students.
A spokesperson of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said the vaccination drive was held by Chief Medical Officer in various colleges of Kulgam which include GDC Kulgam, GDC Frisal, GDC DH Pora and GDC Kilgam to vaccinate the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather said in the special vaccination drive, more than 500 teaching, non-teaching staff members belonging to these colleges were vaccinated. The director said that they will continue these special vaccination drives in all the districts across Kashmir.
“We are in constant touch with the education department to see if there are any left out teaching and non-teaching staff who can be vaccinated during these special vaccination drives,” the director said.
Dr Mushtaq said the vaccination drive is the continuation of vaccination the campaign started by the DHSK to vaccinate teaching, non-teaching staff, and the eligible students in view of the possible third Covid wave.
From 01 July to till date, thousands of teaching, non-teaching staff members and eligible students have been vaccinated in this special vaccination drive.
The director stressed the importance of the vaccination and said that it is an important tool for us besides Special Operation Procedures to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is aimed at getting as many as staff members and students vaccinated before the government decides the opening of educational institutions in the valley,” he said.
The director said that DHSK would hold more vaccination drives in the future so that all students and staff get vaccinated.
It is in place to mention that DHSK had started a special vaccination drive for colleges, universities, and educational institutions which is continuing in all districts.