Friday, June 25, 2021

In This State Won’t Pay for Treatment If You Skip Covid Vaccination

Chandigarh: Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has said that healthcare workers and other frontline medical professionals who coronavirus vaccination won’t get financial help from the state government for treatment if they get infected later and won’t be allowed to take quarantine or isolation leave.

The Punjab government has taken serious note of reports that some healthcare professionals are choosing not to get vaccinated, amid rising cases of the killer virus in some states and a low rate of inoculation in Punjab.

“The healthcare workers who do not get vaccinated to boost their immunity for COVID-19 despite being given repeated opportunities and in case they get the infection at a later stage, they will have to bear the cost of their treatment and they will not be allowed to avail quarantine/isolation leave,” said Sidhu in an official statement here.

The Punjab Health Minister further pointed out that recent days have seen an uptick in coronavirus cases in Punjab.

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