STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bengal elections: COVID vaccination of polling officials to begin on February 22

State Health Secretary N S Nigam had recently held a virtual meeting with the district magistrates and health officials in this connection, sources in the Health Department said.

Published: 17th February 2021 08:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2021 08:41 PM   |  A+A-

COVID Vaccine

Image for represenational purpose only (File photo | PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: The COVID-19 inoculation process of polling officials who will be involved in the ensuing assembly elections in West Bengal will commence from February 22, a senior health official said.

"All polling officials are considered as frontline workers and as per the rule, must be vaccinated before the election process starts in West Bengal. We will commence the inoculation programme for such workers from Monday," he said.

State Health Secretary N S Nigam had recently held a virtual meeting with the district magistrates and health officials in this connection, sources in the Health Department said.

All district magistrates have been directed to send the lists of polling officials who will be inoculated first, he said.

Nearly 4.5 lakh polling officials will be involved in the election process in the state, a source in the Chief Election Office said.

Elections to the 294-member state assembly are due in April-May.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp