The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in Maharashtra has said that its employees who have not received a single dose of the corona vaccine will not be paid salaries. This decision has been taken during a meeting of senior officials of Municipal Corporation including Municipal Commissioner Dr. Vipin Sharma and Thane Mayor Naresh Mhaske.
According to an official release issued by the Thane Municipal Corporation late on Monday night, the employees who have not taken the first dose will not be paid. Employees who have not received their second vaccine dose within the stipulated period will also not get their salaries, the release said.
TMC has made it mandatory for all employees to submit vaccination certificates at their respective offices. After the meeting, Mayor Naresh Mhaske told reporters that these measures are part of efforts to achieve the city’s goal of 100% vaccination by the end of this month.
He said that to achieve the target of 100% vaccination, a massive vaccination campaign has been started in the city adjoining Mumbai from Tuesday.
The mayor sought the cooperation of citizens in achieving the goal and appealed to them to take the vaccine. TMC has provided various vaccination centres, including ‘on-wheels’ inoculation facilities and jumbo vaccination centres. He said that regular outreach camps are also being organized in the city.
In addition, under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ programme, health workers, ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers and nurses will go door-to-door to collect the details of those who have not received the vaccine. The official said that such people would be given a reply.