• Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Inoculation Begins in Kolkata Schools, Colleges for Teachers and Support Staff | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Schools, colleges and universities have launched offsite vaccination campaigns for teachers and non-teaching staff, with some offering the vaccines free of charge to support staff.
Birla High School and Sushila Birla Girls’ School are paying for the vaccination of all teachers and staff as part of management’s CSR activity, principal Loveleen Saigal said.

Spokesperson for the Shri Shikshayatan Foundation, Bratati Bhattacharya, said it was also offering free vaccination to all teachers, staff and support staff.
The management of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy has also offered to pay for the vaccination of all staff members, Principal Meena Kak has confirmed.
DPS Newtown announced that all of its 100 support staff, including groundskeepers, security staff, drivers, peons, electricians and housekeepers, will be vaccinated free of charge on campus this week. Teachers, however, have to pay for the injections.
Garden High School is also inoculating support staff for free, but teachers have to pay, spokesman TK Gopalan said.
La Martinière school has offered to vaccinate all of its 340 teachers, non-teaching staff and other support staff free of charge.
South Point School will vaccinate 500 teachers, staff and their families on June 5. “We have already submitted details of a plan to the health department,” school spokesman Krishna Damani said.
The Asian International School is also due to vaccinate teachers and support staff for free on Wednesday.
The Jadavpur University Faculty Association organized a fee-based vaccination camp at the main campus. “We request the state government to consider our request for a free vaccination camp at the university soon,” added JUTA General Secretary Partha Pratim Ray.
The Institute of Engineering and Management and the University of Engineering and Management vaccinate more than 500 institute members and their families, including corporate partners at the IEM campus in Salt Lake Sector V. “Vaccination is essential to reopen classes physically,” said UEM Group president Satyajit Chakrabarti.
JIS Group Chief Executive Taranjit Singh said he organized a free vaccination campaign for employees and students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research in February.