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New Town seeks Covid vaccine site

Authorities select safe house in Action Area II for the purpose
A baby being immunised at CB market community hall
A baby being immunised at CB market community hall
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Sudeshna Banerjee   |   Salt Lake   |   Published 22.01.21, 03:29 AM

An application has been submitted by the New Town authorities to start a Covid-19 vaccination centre in New Town. “We have sent a proposal to the district magistrate. Our safe house is being kept ready for the purpose,” said NKDA chairman Debashis Sen.

The safe house in Action Area II, next to Tank 12, was started in August. But no one has been admitted there since December 24 when the last person was released. The health department has been intimated about the closure of the facility.

“We are procuring a cold freezer to store vaccines. We already have a doctor and nurses to conduct the vaccination process,” said Sen.

General vaccine centres

Three general immunisation and Mother and Child Care centres have been started in New Town by the health department, supported by NKDA.

They are operating on Mondays, from 11am to 3pm. All the routine vaccines of babies like polio and DTP (diptheria, tetanus and pertussis), will be administered here. Medical advice will also be given to pregnant women and mothers.

The first centre started functioning on January 11 at the Utility Building near Akankha More.

Two more started this Monday at the CB Market community hall and opposite the NBCC Square complex.

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