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NO UNVACCINATED STAFF CAN WORK IN DELHI OFFICES

NO UNVACCINATED STAFF CAN WORK IN DELHI OFFICES

 

From October 16, No unvaccinated Delhi government employees will be permitted to work. According to a government order issued on Friday, at least one dose of Covid vaccination is required to attend office. And those who haven't received at least one dose will be marked absent.The Delhi government hires around 2 lakh individuals, including those in municipal corporations and educational institutions. The effort aims to ensure that every member of the massive staff gets immunised and that government offices are protected. The majority of employee associations have praised this decision.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority  ordered  that all government employees working in departments, autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings, local bodies, and educational institutions under the Delhi government-- including frontline workers, healthcare workers, teachers, and other staff working in schools and colleges--should be vaccinated (at least first dose) by October 15.

The people who will not comply will be restricted from coming to work from October 16 until they have taken the first dose, and "the stated duration of leave from work will be considered as 'On Leave,' according to the order. The department heads have been requested to verify the employees' vaccination status using the Arogya Setu application or a certificate of immunisation.

At the most recent DDMA meeting, it was stated that all government employees, frontline workers, healthcare professionals, teachers, and other staff working in educational institutions should be fully vaccinated because they have frequent contact with the public and vulnerable parts of society. Since the Covid epidemic in the capital, various government personnel working in the office, the Delhi secretariat, and other government offices have tested positive for the virus.Till date, more than 1.8 crore Covid vaccination doses have been delivered in the capital, including 1.24 crore initial doses and 63 lakh second doses. However, many government employees have yet to receive even the first dosage. Some claim that they are overloaded and have not been able to be vaccinated owing to a lack of time away from work.