Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi urges govt to reduce mandated gap in 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses for students travelling overseas

Sanjay JogUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 11:19 AM IST
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Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi urges govt to reduce mandated gap in 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses for students travelling overseas | ANI Photo

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Tuesday wrote a letter to the health secretary and urged government to reduce the mandated gap between two COVID-19 vaccine doses for students travelling overseas for further studies.

The MP took to Twitter share the letter she wrote to health secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

"Maharashtra has initiated the vaccination for students travelling overseas for further studies, however, the 12-15 week mandated gap by ICMR has led to apprehension about receiving the 2nd dose on time. My appeal to Health Secretary to reduce the mandated gap for these students," she tweeted along with the letter.

After several appeals by the students who are going to foreign countries for further studies and their parents for initiating vaccination drive, several local bodies including ones from Mumbai, MMR and Pune started the drive.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had announced free walk-in vaccination for students with confirmed admissions to foreign universities at Cooper, Rajawadi and Kasturba hospitals.

Students planning to study abroad had also appealed to the Maharashtra state government for a reduction in the 84 days gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine.

This reduction will prevent any kind of delay for students who are expected to travel abroad by August-September for the start of their academic programmes in foreign universities.

Students are worried as they need to take the second vaccine dose after 84 days which might delay their plans to study abroad, affect their course start and lead to loss of payments already done to universities abroad

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported lowest Covid cases on Monday, with the state reporting 15,044 new infections and 184 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing its total positive cases to 57,46,892 and deaths to 95,344.

This is the lowest number of cases being reported in the state since March 11 this year when 14,317 cases were reported in a single day.

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