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Vaccine drive at NSHM Knowledge Campus for Calcuttans

Institute ties up with Medica with a plan to inoculate 3,000 beneficiaries per day at the 'open for all' centre from Wednesday
Members of NSHM Knowledge Campus and Medica Superspeciality Hospitals launch the vaccine drive on Monday.

Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 08.06.21, 02:36 PM

NSHM Knowledge Campus, Calcutta, in collaboration with Medica Superspeciality Hospitals has started its Covid-19 vaccination drive for citizens above 18 from Monday, where it plans to inoculate up to 3,000 beneficiaries per day, the college has said.

The centre, set up at its Calcutta campus, will be operational for its internal team members on the first two days -- June 7 and 8 -- and will open for all from June 9, the institute said in a press release.

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Talking about the drive, Chairman Trustee of NSH, Dileep Singh Mehta said, “The vaccination capacity of this centre would begin with 3000 per day and will be increased further. In the current vulnerable situation, we hope that by setting up this vaccination centre we can play our  small role to serve the people of the state and help society win against Covid-19.”

Citizens above 18 can avail the service by booking their slots on cowin.gov.in and calling the helpline No. (01416781123) between 7 am to 10 pm.

All safety instructions and guidelines will be followed at the CVC, the statement added.

Dr. Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals and Chair FICCI Health  Services Committee urged all citizens to come forward and get vaccinated. 

“As a responsible caregiver serving humanity over a decade, Medica Superspecialty Hospital has been in the forefront in the fight against Covid-19 and all our hospital staff and clinicians are working tirelessly to treat every patient with utmost care,” he added.

During the lockdown period, the centre will be operational from 9 am to 6 pm, while after the restrictions are lifted the working hours will be extended from 8 am to 8 pm.



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