The Assam government has directed the officials not to release the monthly remuneration of the Anganwadi workers who did not take Covid-19 doses.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 situation and vaccination status in the state through a video conference with the DCs, SPs and district health officials.
During the meeting Sarma asked the officials to not release the monthly remuneration of the Anganwadi workers who skipped vaccination.
Sarma said that the Anganwadi workers directly deal with the most vulnerable sections of the society, and it is very important for them to get jabbed as early as possible.
The chief minister also directed the deputy commissioners to strictly enforce the Covid-19 guidelines issued in respect of micro-containment zones in areas where positivity rates are very high.
Sarma asked the DCs to ensure strict compliance of social distance norms at vaccination camps to curb the spread of Covid-19, apart from 100 per cent vaccination coverage of all frontline workers.
“The state government has developed the concept of guardian minister and guardian secretary with a view to give a renewed push to the development narrative of the districts. The visit of the guardian ministers and guardian secretaries to the assigned districts will be a regular process and directed the DCs to set up camp offices for them to facilitate smooth functioning of their activities,” CM Sarma said.