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Delhi International Airport launches dedicated COVID-19 vaccine centre

Set up at Terminal-1 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, the facility aims to provide vaccination opportunity to over 60,000 employees of various stakeholders -- airlines, cargo business, ground handling agencies, Air Traffic Control, among others, working at the airport, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said in a release.

May 31, 2021 / 01:18 PM IST
Vaccination drive began in India on January 16. (Representative image)

Vaccination drive began in India on January 16. (Representative image)

Delhi International Airport on Monday announced the launch of a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination centre in association with Manipal Hospital from June 1.

Set up at Terminal-1 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, the facility aims to provide vaccination opportunity to over 60,000 employees of various stakeholders -- airlines, cargo business, ground handling agencies, Air Traffic Control, among others, working at the airport, Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) said in a release.

All staff who are over 18 years of age can register themselves and get jabbed at the centre on a payment basis, either through their employer or directly by themselves.

The government has identified aviation as a priority sector and those working with it should be considered as a priority group for vaccination, this current effort by DIAL is in line with that, it said. "All airport staff, including that of stakeholders, work round-the-clock to ensure the airport remains operational.