Srinagar: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather on Wednesday kick started a special vaccination drive at Amar Singh College in Srinagar.
A spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said earlier they had conveyed to all the educational institutions to get vaccinated teaching, non-teaching staff and students.
The director himself visited the vaccination site and interacted with the college staff and vaccinators. He also reviewed the vaccination process.
On the occasion, the director stressed upon the importance of the vaccination and said that it is an important tool for us besides SOPs 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.
Besides Director Health Services Kashmir, District Health Officer Srinagar and Zonal Medical Officer Batamaloo monitored the vaccination process.
The director said that DHSK would hold more vaccination drives in future so that all students and staff get vaccinated.
The health department has appreciated the cooperation extended to them by the Principal and staff of the Amar Singh College for the vaccination drive.
In the vaccination drive around 300 people including faculty members and students were vaccinated.
On the occasion, Principal Amar Singh College, Prof Bashir Ahmad Rather thanked DHSK for organizing the special vaccination drive for the students and the faculty.
“I also thank the faculty members. It is a good sign that female students and staff turned up for the vaccination,” he said. The principal appealed to the left out faculty members, staff and students to get vaccinated.