Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Wednesday announced a new vaccination campaign ‘Marali College (behind the college)’, which proposes to provide anti-covid pockets to all students going to college before the end of July.

Narayan, who is also the chairman of the state Kovid-1 Task Force, told reporters that the primary concern has always been to start 1,500 smart classrooms and distribute tablet PCs free of cost to 1.55 lakh college students across the state. . A safe environment for students and their parents to resume operation of state colleges.

“Therefore, after much deliberation with academic as well as health experts, we have developed a plan that will continue the vaccination campaign, focusing on vaccination education, as well as every other student who works in educational institutions “Inoculation must be done first, or in the third week of July, so that we can signal to the institutions to start operations soon,” said the Deputy Chief Minister, who has a higher education department.

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He said the state government would soon launch ‘Marali Collegiate (Back to College)’ to expedite the ongoing vaccination drive.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that a 13-member expert committee headed by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty has also recommended reopening the institutes and intensified the ongoing vaccination campaign focused on students, teachers and allied staff members. Every educational institution.

He said that vaccination for all those above 18 years of age in the state is on priority basis.