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‘51% railway staff vaccinated in ECR’ | Patna News


PATNA: The East Central Railway (ECR) has accelerated vaccination drive in all its five divisions in the state to ensure protection of its employees and their dependents from coronavirus.
ECR general manager (GM) L C Trivedi has asked each division of the zone to expedite the drive as vaccination is the only solution to keep the deadly virus at bay or lessen its severity.
ECR chief public relations officer Rajesh Kumar said railways has put emphasis on the inoculation of its employees and their dependents. “Of the 81,635 railway employees in the ECR, 40,661 have already been vaccinated. This means around 51% of railway employees in the ECR have received their vaccine shots so far. We have targeted to achieve 100% vaccination target by mid-June,” Kumar added.
Danapur senior DPO Surjit Singh said volunteers of the railway scouts and guides have been visiting employees’ houses in railway colonies at Patna, Khagaul and other places in the division to motivate them to take vaccine shots.
Meanwhile, around 2,500 railway employees and other frontline workers of the ECR who had tested positive for Covid-19, are recovering fast. While majority of them are recuperating at home, some critical patients are still undergoing treatment at the Covid-dedicated Danapur railway hospital and different private hospitals in the city.



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