Goa to vaccinate journalists on priority, declares them 'COVID frontline workers'

The government of Goa has considered journalists of its state in frontline workers and will provide them vaccination against COVID on priority.

Journalists on duty in Goa have been included in the group of frontline workers and will be vaccinated against COVID-19 on priority, announced Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday.


In a statement, the Chief Minister's Office said the Council of Ministers resolved to recognise accredited journalists and other media personnel as certified by DIP or any officer authorised to certify by him/her as 'frontline workers'.


Those who have been added to the list of frontline workers include government employees as certified by their respective heads of departments or any officer authorised to certify by them; Central government employees as certified by their respective Heads of Departments or any officer authorised to certify by them; all employees of autonomous, semi-Government, PSUs of Centre or state government as certified by their respective Heads of Departments or any officer authorised to certify by them.


Moreover, employees of banking institutions and workers of homes for children,disabled,mentally challenged, senior citizens, destitute, women, widows, etc as certified by Director, WCD or Director, Social Welfare or any officer authorised to certify by them will be also given COVID-19 vaccine on priority.

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