Shiv Sharma urges LG to vaccinate media persons on priority


KATRA: President, Senior Citizens Welfare Forun Katra and Senior BJP leader, Shiv Kumar Sharma, on Wednesday appreciated the steps taken by Lt Government Manoj Sinha regarding-announcement of special pension, scholarships and financial assistance for COVID victim families specially grant of pension to senior citizens who have lost their earning member and scholarship for the children of victims.
Sharma further said that financial assistance to the labourer class workers who rendered jobless due to COVID pandemic will definitely give a sigh of relief to them in this crucial time. Sharma said that vaccination must also be extended to the media persons working in the J&K UT as they are also at high risk of their lives like frontline health workers, police personals, bank employees and Safaikaramcharis as maximum of the media persons falls in the age group of 18 to 45 years.
“As the media persons work as a bridge between administration and public, they also share latest and important information to the public from time to time we request LG administration to start vaccination of this age group at the earliest in the UT,” Sharma said.