New Delhi: Ahead of the scheduled launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country on January 16, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has sought the intervention of all universities and colleges for the successful implementation of the programme.
In a letter addressed to all university vice-chancellors and college principals, UGC Secretary Prof Rajnish Jain wrote, “The smooth and successful roll-out of the vaccination programme requires pro-active support of all stakeholders including universities and colleges. The universities have an important role to play through their network and other platforms to support the campaign for the roll-out of the vaccination programme.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had sought the cooperation of universities in disseminating information related to the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, NDTV reported.
In an appeal to the UGC, the MoHFW Secretary wrote, “A vaccine roll-out of this scale is not possible without pro-active support of key stakeholders. Ministry of Education has collaborated with MoHFW as an equal partner hitherto and especially during the outbreak of COVID-19. I request you to kindly support the campaign roll out with support from university networks and online talk platforms as well as leverage points of large footfalls.”