Gujarat’s goldsmith community has come up with a unique idea to encourage more people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, even as the country sees a new wave of COVID-19 cases.
In the Rajkot of Gujarat, the community offered gold nose pins to women and hand mixers to men receiving doses of COVID-19 vaccine at their vaccination camp. This attractive offer was made by the Soni community in the region.
Free gifts are distributed after beneficiaries have been vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine at the camp. In the third phase of the vaccination campaign which began on April 1, anyone over the age of 45 is eligible to be vaccinated.
According to government data, as of 8 p.m. on Saturday, a total of 7,44,42,267 doses of the vaccine have been recorded across the country, including those from healthcare workers, frontline workers and people over age 45, with and without co – problems of morbidity.
On the other hand, in Mehsana, those who receive COVID-19 jabs are offered attractive gifts. If you wear your certificate after being vaccinated at an auto workshop in Mehsana, you are not charged labor costs on your car maintenance and you get a 10% discount on auto accessories. . This offer aims to encourage more and more people to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, a Surat-based company has also launched a free week-long COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its employees. “They either have to take the vaccine or get tested every 3 days or else they won’t be allowed to work. Hopefully that would encourage everyone to get the vaccine,” the company director said.
A total of 3,160 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths in 24 hours were reported in Gujarat on Monday.
Five states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal have carried out more than 43% of the total vaccinations in the country, according to data from the Ministry of Health.