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Odisha To Vaccinate Vulnerable People Lacking ID cards

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to vaccinate the entire pollution of Odisha, the state government on Wednesday has decided to vaccinate all those vulnerable people who don’t possess any ID proof.

In a letter to all the district authorities and municipal commissioners, Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra said some vulnerable groups of citizens may not possess any of the seven prescribed identity cards. “Such vulnerable persons may not be denied for Covid-19 vaccination for absence of identity proof,” he said.

“Such groups of people include nomads including sadhu, saints from various religions, prison inmates, inmates in mental health Institutions, citizens in old age homes, roadside beggars, people residing in rehabilitation centers or camps and any other identified eligible persons, aged 18 years or more, and not having any of above prescribed individual photo ID cards,” he added.

A special vaccination session will be created in CoWin portal to facilitate the initiative.

The districts and Municipal Corporations has been asked to do appropriate preparation such as identification of District Nodal Officer, Key facilitators, CVCs site and identification & enlisting of such persons to be vaccinated.

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