Jalpaiguri: At least 25 people were injured when a huge crowd of beneficiaries gathered at a vaccination centre in Jalpaiguri and a stampede followed soon after.
The police have been asked to probe the incident.
According to eye-witnesses, there was a sudden rush and 25 people were injured out of which eight people are critically injured and are admitted in a nearby government hospital.
“Around 2,000 people had gathered near the centre and there was hardly any police deployment in the area,” said Radha Rani Sammaddar, a local eye-witness.
Notably, Bengal’s director of health services Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty said that on Tuesday 11 lakh people have been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, in order to avoid such a stampede-like situation, the West Bengal government has decided to distribute coupons for Covid vaccination from door-to-door with dates and time slots.
BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that the state government should have been more careful before in order to avoid such untoward incidents.
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