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Senior citizens to get doorstep sample collection facility in Bhubaneswar

by RTD Journal
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The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation or BMC has announced a doorstep sample collection facility for senior citizens having COVID symptoms or those suspecting an infection.

They can simply dial 1929 to avail of such provision.

This process includes sharing their number and residential address. A van will then arrive to collect samples for the COVID-19 test as informed by BMC Commissioner Sanjay Singh.

Senior citizens, who are living alone, will be provided with a pick-and-drop facility by the BMC for COVID-19 vaccination. Beneficiaries can dial 1929 and get the facility, said Singh.

Earlier this week Ganjam collector informed that the Berhampur Municipal Corporation will start COVID-19 vaccination at the doorstep for senior citizens from Monday.

This provision has been made after a certain petition filed in the Orissa High court seeking judicial intervention to ensure doorstep vaccination for senior citizens and physically challenged people.

Written by- Ankita Mohanty

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