Alipurduar, Jan 16: Several Trinamool Congress leaders, including two MLAs, were among the people who received the COVID-19 vaccine in West Bengal”s Purba Bardhaman district on Saturday, while many healthcare workers alleged that they could not get the jab though they were asked to come for it.
District health officials said that these leaders are all associated with different hospitals as members of the Patients” Welfare Committees, making them eligible for the vaccination programme in the first round.
The vaccination drive at the Bhatar State General Hospital began with local TMC MLA Subhash Mondal getting the first shot. Later, former TMC MLA Banamali Hazra, Zilla Parisha Karmadakshya Jahar Bagdi and Bhatar Panchayat Samity Public Health in-charge Mahendra Hazra also received the vaccine.
At Katwa Sub-divisional Hospital, local MLA Rabindranath…