Maharashtra: No vaccination, no ration and gas provide in Aurangabad, says collector

The district administration in Maharashtra has requested ration retailers, fuel companies and petrol pumps to provide groceries and gas solely to these residents who’ve taken at the least one dose of vaccine towards COVID-19, officers stated on Wednesday.

Aurangabad ranks 26th by way of vaccination amongst 36 districts within the state, they stated. About 55 per cent of the eligible individuals within the district have been inoculated to this point, in comparison with 74 per cent within the state, officers stated.

In an order issued on Tuesday evening, Aurangabad Collector Sunil Chavan directed authorities of the truthful value retailers, fuel companies and petrol pumps to verify the vaccination certificates of consumers, an official stated.

If the order is just not adopted, the administration will take motion towards the particular person/s involved below the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act, he stated.

The collector had not too long ago additionally ordered that individuals who haven’t taken a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed entry at historic websites and monuments in Aurangabad, after the vaccination figures within the area had been discovered to be low.

In order to step up the vaccination drive, the Aurangabad zilla parishad has determined to increase the inoculation course of within the night, one other official stated.

“Many people work in agricultural fields from morning to evening. Hence, to facilitate their inoculation, the zilla parishad will undertake vaccination from 5 pm to 8 pm in the district,” the zilla parishad’s well being officer Sudhakar Shekle instructed PTI.

The first such drive was organised on Tuesday in Kaygaon village, positioned on the Aurangabad-Ahmednagar district border, and 100 doses got to residents, he stated.

Public bulletins had been additionally being made to create consciousness quantity the significance of vaccination, he added.