*Delhi Government schools lead the way in vaccination of students in the 15-18 age-group, 85% students inoculated in less than three weeks*


*Vaccination most effective way to be safe from COVID, students' vaccination will help in resumption of offline studies- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*Hundred percent vaccination targeted by January 30 at over 300 government schools where more than 90% students in the age-group of 15-18 have been vaccinated*

*Vaccination programme lagging behind in private schools, only 42% eligible students benefited till now*

NEW DELHI: 22 JANUARY 2022-Keeping the health of Delhi government schoolchildren and their safety from COVID in mind, the Kejriwal government is running the vaccination programme on a large scale. As a result of this, about 85% students of Delhi government schools in the age-group of 15-18 years have been vaccinated till January 21. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has set a target of 100% vaccination till January 30, which appears within reach. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that vaccination is the most effective way to be safe from COVID and hence, it is extremely important that all eligible students get vaccinated at the earliest. In 12 out of the 15 education districts, 85% students of Delhi government schools have been vaccinated and there are about 300 schools where 90% eligible students have got the jab, he added.


Shri Sisodia further said that the speed at which the inoculation is being done in government schools is really commendable. In these unprecedented times of the pandemic, our teachers have been at the forefront. They are taking care of not just education but also vaccination of students. 100% vaccination of students will help us in shifting from online education to offline. Now that the COVID cases are declining considerably and most of the students in higher classes have been inoculated, a proposal may be placed before DDMA for reopening of schools.

On the one hand, while government schools are moving towards fulfilling their target of vaccination, on the other hand, vaccination is being done in private schools at a snail's pace. Only 42% of eligible students have been vaccinated in private schools till January 21. Except East Delhi district, private schools have failed to achieve even 50% vaccination coverage. Private schools have about 3.5 lakh eligible students for COVID vaccination, but not even 2 lakhs have been vaccinated till date. Even aided schools haven't fared well. So far only 57% of students have been vaccinated in aided schools.

Notably, the vaccination of students between the age group of 15-18 years began from January 3. The Kejriwal government had started making preparations for it on a war footing. A nodal in-charge was deployed at each school. Also, all class teachers were asked to ensure that information about the vaccination sites reached all the parents and students. The government had designated over 150 sites for vaccination of school students. The 20 school health clinics started at government schools were also turned into vaccination centers.

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*Under the visionary leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, various development works are being carried out promptly in Ballimaran assembly constituency- Imran Hussain*

*Food & Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain inspects the ongoing renovation work of an underground reservoir in Ballimaran*

*By the given demand of the residents and to rationalize the water distribution system in the area, the proposal of upgradation of this UGR was formulated- Imran Hussain*

*F&S Minister Imran Hussain directs DJB officers to repair or replace damaged water pipelines in the area*

New Delhi: 22 January 2022-Food & Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi and MLA of Ballimaran Shri Imran Hussain along with officers of Delhi Jal Board visited the project site to inspect the progress of upgradation of Pahari Dhiraj Underground Reservoir(UGR) in Quresh Nagar ward. The renovation of the Underground Reservoir at Quresh Nagar ward is being done with the aim to keep pace with the growing water demands of the area and ensure a proper equitable water supply to all residents.


Shri Imran Hussain informed that by the given demand of the residents and to rationalize the water distribution system in the area, the proposal of upgradation of this UGR was formulated. The huge renovation of this Underground Reservoir(UGR) is being carried out with an estimated cost of Rs. 27 lakhs. This upgraded UGR contains two tanks with the water storage of around 16 lakh gallon capacity.

On renovation of this UGR, around 30 Thousand population of Ramnagar and Quresh Nagar Ward will be benefited from equitable water distribution with increased water pressure. Upon completion of this project, it will help in resolving complaints of water contamination and also ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh water in the area. During the visit, Delhi Jal Board officers were also directed to repair or replace damaged water pipelines to ensure an uninterrupted supply of freshwater in the area.

Shri Imran Hussain informed that under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, various development works are being carried out promptly in Ballimaran assembly constituency including high mast lights, development works in katras, segregation of electric wires, New water pipeline, road construction and repair, sewer line work, Barat Ghar, Community centre and Chaupal construction etc with an estimated cost of over 100 crores.