Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, March 15
With Punjab witnessing an alarming surge in Covid instances, the state authorities has determined to behave powerful in opposition to healthcare employees reluctant to take vaccine.
At a latest video-conference, Principal Secretary Hussan Lal directed all civil surgeons to make sure complete employees was vaccinated quickly. For these refusing to take vaccine, a weekly RTPCR check earlier than becoming a member of responsibility was made should.
The message was conveyed to the sector employees by civil surgeons. An order issued by the civil surgeon in Mansa mentions that “well being workers not getting themselves examined received’t be allowed to enter their workplace and will likely be marked absent”.
Hussan Lal mentioned they weren’t forcing any worker to take the jab, however vaccination was crucial in view of the employees’s public dealing.
Punjab had registered 2.06 lakh healthcare employees for vaccination, however just one.08 lakh took the primary dose and 54,000 the second. Earlier, Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu had ordered that healthcare employees not getting vaccinated wouldn’t be reimbursed for any Covid-related hospitalisation.
PM, CMs speak tomorrow
PM Modi will work together with CMs on the Covid state of affairs on Wednesday because the Centre appears to be like to ramp up the inoculation drive amid an increase in instances in some states.
PSEB postpones exams
Punjab College Training Board has postponed Class X and XII exams. The Class XII exams will now begin on April 20 (as a substitute of March 22) and Class X on Could 4 (earlier April 9).
No early jab for judges
The Centre on Monday opposed a PIL within the SC in search of preferential remedy for judges, attorneys and courtroom employees as regards vaccination. Making a separate class will not be fascinating, the Centre mentioned.