Delhi International Airport Limited, earlier today, announced the launch of a COVID-19 vaccination centre at its Terminal 1 from June 1. The airport has tied up with Manipal Hospital to inoculate the frontline airport staff of airlines, cargo business, ground handling agencies and Air Traffic Control among others.
The airport’s move will provide an opportunity for vaccination at the workplace to over 60,000 employees of various stakeholders working as part of the Delhi Airport’s ecosystem.
The designated vaccination centre at the Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 will become operational from Tuesday, June 1. All staff who are 18+ years of age can register themselves and take the COVISHIELD vaccination at this centre.
“Delhi Airport and its staff have been on the forefront ever since the outbreak of pandemic. All airport staff, including that of stakeholders, worked round-the-clock to ensure airport remains operational. They provided much needed support to the country and the countrymen during the lockdown. We are launching the vaccination drive for these COVID warriors who are part of the airport’s ecosystem to save them from this dreaded virus. We hope this will help them in protecting them and their families from this pandemic,” said CEO-DIAL Mr. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.
Employees who have not been vaccinated will have to register themselves on the Government of India’s website COWIN.GOV.IN or through the Aarogya Setu app only. Following which, employees can visit the vaccination centre, between 10 AM to 5 PM and get themselves inoculated on payment basis–through their employer or directly by themselves.The airport has also set up a registration centre, waiting lounge, and an observation lounge for those who have been vaccinated. Apart from these, there would be provision of doctors and an ambulance to deal with any emergency.
As per the COVID protocol, nobody would be allowed to enter the vaccination centre without registration and thermal screening.