Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) walked the talk that all those who are still to take even the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be denied using its facilities.

The SMC said issued the advisory looking at the rising Covid-19 cases in parts of the State. Security personnel of the SMC were seen standing at the entry point of various offices, gardens, swimming pools, city bus stands, aquarium and airport. Only the visitors who produced certificates of vaccination were allowed to enter. Strict checking was done at the health centres too and those coming for treatment were checked and their case papers were stamped accordingly.

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We cannot deny treatment to patients at the health centres, still we checked their certificates. They were told to take vaccines at the earliest and stamps were put on their case papers so that our officials can follow up with them, officials said.

A total 7603 unvaccinated people were not allowed to board city and BRTS buses while 1.05 lakh were checked for vaccination certificates at stop. At surat airport, all 652 visitors were found to be fully vaccinated. In all 925 were checked entering SMS head office of which thirty five were found not vaccinated.

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