In a bid to boost the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the district, telecom operator BSNL has announced free mobile phone services (data and calling) for the first two months for those getting the jab. A camp will be organised at the BSNL office in Bharat Nagar on April 20 where people can get themselves vaccinated.
A public announcement regarding the offer was made by the BSNL via loudspeakers in different parts of the city today. Gyan Singh, deputy manager, Bathinda circle, said: “Covid-19 is spreading at a rapid rate so it’s the need of the hour that maximum people get vaccinated to prevent the further spread. While the health department and government are doing their job diligently to prevent the spread, we also decided to do our bit. We have introduced an offer for those who get vaccinated at the camp on April 20.”
“Those interested can bring along their Aadhaar card and can get a new prepaid connection, which will be free of cost for the first two months, after getting the jab. The regular plan charges will be applicable thereafter. We hope it will encourage residents to get vaccination.”Harmeet Singh, a resident said: “The offer is a welcome step and will give a boost to the vaccination drive.”