Rotaract Club of Chaibasa and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced on Thursday to hold a special vaccination camp at Singhbhum Trading Company Petrol Pump near Shahid Chowk in Chaibasa on June 21, during which people getting vaccinated would be given 1-litre petrol for free.
Chaibasa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) also distributed coupons for a 5% discount on any purchase from the listed shops for getting vaccinated.
The district has been struggling to convince people to get vaccinated due to some rumours, like impotency and death, spreading among villagers. Only 6% or 42,754 people could be inoculated, out of the target of 7,16,583 people in West Singhbum, the lowest in the state. As many as 134 persons have died of Covid-19 in the district so far.
“We will give coupons for 1-litre petrol for free to 200 people in the age group of 18-44 years and above 45 years after they get vaccinated at the camp near Shahid Chowk set up by us and IOC,” Rahul Saraf, Rotaract Club-Chaibasa member, said.