Over a thousand teachers and non-teaching staff across city schools reached the five nodal schools designated by the state school education department for free vaccination. The department arranged the inoculation drive in association with the state health department. The drive will continue on Thursday.
A total of 1,125 teachers were vaccinated on Wednesday, much less than the total number of 1,985 who were registered by the department. This is because many, thus registered, have already taken the shots. On Thursday 1,810 teachers and non-teaching staff have been registered.
The largest numbers turned up at DPS Ruby Park, with 287 were vaccinated. At MP Birla Foundation, only 199 of the total 521 turned up. “We were a centre for East Kolkata and we felt proud offering our venue to the great cause,” said Shagufta Jain, a teacher of DPS Ruby Park. “We were proud that we could partner with the state in this initiative though we are a private school,” said Sujoy Biswas, principal of Rammohun Mission School.
Source: Times of India