75% railway employees vaccinated in East Central Railway

East Central Railway (ECR) general manager L C Trivedi held a virtual meeting with the divisional railway managers (DRMs) of all the divisions and other senior officials to take stock of the Covid vaccination drive in railways. He asked the railway officials to complete the vaccination drive in the ECR at the earliest as nearly 6,000 employees have so far tested positive for Covid. ECR chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar said there are 81,635 railway employees in the zone. Of them, over 61,359 have already been vaccinated. “At least 75% railway employees in ECR have been vaccinated. The rest will get their vaccine shots soon,” he added.

The ECR headquarters at Hajipur has 2,564 employees and 1,458 of them were vaccinated till Friday, 11th June 2021. “Altogether 12,203 of 14,640 employees in the Danapur division of the ECR have got vaccine jabs. In Samastipur division, of the 10,804 employees, 10,498 have been vaccinated,” the CPRO said.

According to the CPRO, Sonepur division has about 12,820 railway employees and 11,085 of them have been vaccinated so far. Similarly, of 14,722 employees in the Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya division, 8,916 have got vaccine jabs.

Of the 22,315 railway employees, 14,765 have been vaccinated in the Dhanbad division of the ECR. Similarly, of the 3,770 employees working at different railway construction offices and workshops, 2,434 have been vaccinated, the CPRO said. Meanwhile, the ECR held a special vaccination camp in the state capital for railway officials and employees on Friday.

Altogether 100 railway officials and employees were vaccinated at the camp. The CPRO said the railways intends to complete vaccination drive in the ECR by the end of this month.