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Loreto to open gates for shots, others join drive

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Loreto Elliot Road is being thrown open for public vaccination on Saturday. The Loreto Education Society, which runs the six Loreto schools in the city, has given its nod for this. Support staff of the schools will be vaccinated free of cost
More than 450 people will get the jab on the first day. The entire programme will be manned by nuns and teachers who have volunteered to work alongside a private hospital.
“About 25% of those who will be vaccinated will get the jab for free because they cannot afford it,” said Nandini Bhattacharya, a senior teacher who is co-ordinating the camp. Manasi Roy Chowdhury, an ex-student, has offered to pay Rs 150 to each recipient of the jab, to keep it affordable for them.Meanwhile, Siddhartha Shankar Ray Foundation organised an inoculation camp at the CD block in Salt Lake, where nearly 400 underprivileged people from the vicinity and Duttabad area took the jab for free. Students of St Xavier’s University, St Xavier’s College, La Martiniere for Boys, Queen of the Missions School, St James School and Don Bosco Park Circus, were involved in bringing these people to the camp. “We are happy to be associated with the camp and there will be more such soon,” said Father Felix Raj, vice-chancellor of St Xavier’s University.

Source: Times of India

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