Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to allow hybrid classes as schoolchildren continue to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Many cases of the COVID-19 infection have surfaced in the below 18 years of age category, Chowdhury claimed.
“They are also unvaccinated. Due to a lack of supply of Covishield/Covaxin, parents are hesitant and cannot trust other brands. I tried to contact the minister for education in this regard but failed,” Chowdhury said.
“Hence, I appeal to you please insist hybrid classes (online and offline) for children after consent of their parents and make available Covishield/Covaxin doses for them,” he said in his letter.
Chowdhury also drew the prime minister’s attention to children attending school in the prevailing heat wave condition after two years of online classes.