Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The inclusion of sex workers by the health department in the high-risk category for anti-corona vaccination has kicked up a row. In an amended order, the word ‘sex worker’ has been struck off, and, instead, the word, ‘saloon worker’, has been used.
According to an official of the health department, it was because of a typo that ‘sex worker’ was written. But, now, it has been amended, he says.
In an order issued before the unlocking which is going to start on Tuesday, a few high-risk groups were included for anti-corona vaccination. An on-site session will be held for vaccinating people who do not book online slots. A vaccination camp will be organised for on-the-spot registration. After that, they will be vaccinated.
Sellers at the ration shops, cylinder suppliers, petrol pump staff, domestic hands, those who run grocery shops, traders of vegetable mandis, handcart-pullers, milk-sellers, vehicle drivers, construction workers, employees of restaurants, malls and hotels, teachers, chemists, bankers, security guards and saloon workers will be vaccinated on a priority basis.
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