The yellow fever vaccination facility was inaugurated by Megha Pravin Khobragade, Deputy Assistant Director General (International Health), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in the presence of S. Anantha Chandra Bose, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, and S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman, on the port premises on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued here on Thursday, Dr. Khobragade said it was the 35th centre in the country to administer yellow fever vaccination and it would help travellers save money and time.
Mr. Bose thanked the officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for considering the request of the port and establishing the facility within a short period. The new facility would help the Export-Import (EXIM) community in a big way, he said.
Port Health Organisation would organise vaccination from 11 a.m. to 1.p.m. every Tuesday. The charge for vaccination and issue of certificate would be Rs. 300. Intending travellers could avail themselves of this facility by registering their names through email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 0461-2353341, fax: 0461-2353314 and mobile: 9865436526, the statement added.