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 ‘No Vaccine, No Salary’ Move, Says No Intension Of Punitive Action -DM Cuttack.

Cuttack: A day after cautioning healthcare and Anganwadi workers against skipping Covid-19 vaccination with a ‘no vaccine, no salary’ warning, the Cuttack district administration took an U-turn on Saturday and clarified its stance over the official letter saying that there was no intension of cutting the salaries of the violators.

Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani, who received the Covid-19 vaccine shot today as a frontline worker, said the letter was aimed at urging recipients to prevent wastage of the vaccines.

We do not have intension of taking such step. However, we urge the healthcare and anganwadi workers to take vaccines voluntarily and in time so that vaccine wastage can be minimised,” Chayani told reporters after taking the vaccine jab.

He further said many healthcare and anganwadi workers are buying time leading to wastage of vaccines as the lifespan of a Covid vials is just four hours. The vaccine vials need to be used within four hours once opened and 10 people should take them within that period, he said.

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