Chandrapur Municipal Corporation has announced a vaccination bumper lucky draw, with exciting prizes like LED TVs, refrigerators to washing machines to encourage more and more people to get inoculated against Covid-19.
Citizens who visit civic-run vaccination centres to get their jabs from November 12 to 24 will get a chance to win these prizes, according to a release issued by the municipal corporation on Wednesday evening.
The decision to offer the incentives to citizens was taken during a review meeting of the officials.
After the meeting, civic commissioner Rajesh Mohite and other officials appealed to people to go to their nearest civic-run inoculation centre and get vaccinated.
Those who take the jabs between November 12 and 24, will be eligible to participate in the lucky draw, which offers a refrigerator, washing machine and LED television set as first, second and third prizes, respectively. Besides, 10 citizens will get mixer-grinders as consolation prizes, according to the civic body. So far, 1,93,581 citizens have got their first dose of vaccine in Chandrapur city, while 99,620 have received both the doses, the release said.
The number of vaccinations is still low compared to the total number of eligible persons in the city. The civic body’s health department has set up vaccination facilities at 21 centres.
The civic body in its release also said it has decided that hawkers, essential service providers and shop-keepers will have to show their vaccination certificates or they would not be allowed to enter the city’s markets.
On Wednesday, three new Covid-19 cases were reported in Chandrapur district. So far, 88,823 cases and 1,542 deaths have been reported in the district since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, as per official data.