11k labourers jabbed, but homeless await 1st dose
The Morning Standard|January 19, 2022
Quite a few unable to get appointments as they don’t have phones
IFRAH MUFTI

THE government has managed to fully vaccinate as many as 11,000 labourers in the past four months at three major construction sites in the city.

These sites are — Central Vista, Land T (Airport) and ITPO, Pragati Maidan.

It was on September 5, when AAP MLA Raghav Chadha had flagged off the vaccination on wheels drive, aiming to reach and inoculate labourers against Covid-19. The vaccination on wheels aimed to get around 150 persons vaccinated every day without appointments.

However, the city’s night shelters tell a different story as many people are yet to get a single dose. In the past seven months, only 4,800 persons who took refuge in these shelters were administered the first and second doses, while 2,200 have only got the first dose.

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