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Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination programme begins in Nagpur today

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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, on Saturday, commenced the dry run of COVID-19 vaccination programme at multiple locations in Jalna, Nandurbar, Nagpur and Pune; which would be launched in the country soon. 

The dry run of COVID-19 vaccination would be held across the country on January 2, for which four districts of Maharashtra namely Pune, Nagpur, Jalna and Nandurbar have been selected, Tope tweeted in Marathi.

In order to prepare the state for COVID-19 vaccination programme, the dry run would be conducted at following locations: Districut Hospital in Anudh, Pune, Primary Health Center Man, Jijamata Hospital in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal area, Daga Hospital in Nagpur district, Rural Hospital Kamptee, Nagpur Municipal Corporation Urban Primary Health Center, District Hospital Jalna, Sub District Hospital Ambad, Shirgaon Primary Health Center in Badnapur taluka, Nandurbar District Hospital, Primary Heath Center in Ashte and Navapur Sub-District Hospital, the tweet further read. 

Tope said that through these dry runs, all efforts are being taken to ensure that actual vaccination programme shall pass smoothly and with full safety protocols. 

People must keep in mind that getting vaccinated does not mean they are immune to COVID-19 and they could discard Covid protocols. They will have to adhere to face masks, sanitising, cleanliness, physical distancing norms, etc, as usual, he said.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

 

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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