Come November 27, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey has announced the commencement of a lottery system for those who inoculated with the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the state.
According to a statement issued by the Bihar Health Ministry on Wednesday, the lottery system is being announced with a view to encourage people to get the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
However, only those who get themselves vaccinated within seven days from the date fixed for the second dose will be rewarded under the lottery system. Participants have the chance of winning televisions, refrigerators, blankets and more in the lucky draw.
Mangal Pandey said the duration for the lucky draw had been fixed between November 27 and December 31. According to the scheme, one winner from each block will be rewarded with the bumper award and 10 winners will be given consolation prizes per week for the next five weeks (December 31).
According to this, on the block level, 2,670 persons will be rewarded with the bumper prize and 26,700 persons will be given the consolation prize. Whereas, the monthly grand prize will be awarded to 114 persons in the district level.
The minister said this was a unique initiative of the government to encourage people to take the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for the protection against the virus.