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Tricia Coosal, President of the TTMA. (Image: SHIRLEY BAHADUR)

The T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has continued with phase two of “Vaccinate to Operate” for the business community.

In a statement, the TTMA said the continued support of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Trade and Industry has been remarkable, noting that the Health Ministry allocated a further 5,000 vaccines to the TTMA.

These will be administered this week at the Divali Nagar Site.

TTMA’s president Tricia Coosal said, “TTMA in partnership with the T&T Medical Association and SEWA TT International has developed an effective and efficient template for the execution of mass vaccination drives.

“To date, TTMA has successfully executed four vaccination drives with the administration of approximately 7,500 vaccinations. This is a turning point for the business community as this sector is on a good start to offer employees a safe working environment.”

Coosal added that the TTMA continues to stand ready to execute vaccination drives to support Government’s national policy to encourage people get vaccinated.

This, she added, will lead to a safer work environment for all when the economy is reopened.

“It is important we take all the steps necessary to move forward in a positive direction during this pandemic,” Coosal said.

She also praised volunteers in both the TTMA’s phase one and phase two vaccination drives.

“I recognise the volunteers from T&T Medical Association and SEWA TT International are not only working for TTMA drives but are also volunteers for other vaccination drives across the country.

“They continue to give of their time generously to the nation, their effort and energy to TTMA must be applauded as there is always a smile despite the long volunteer work days. TTMA is truly grateful for their noble efforts and their steadfast commitment to the nationals of T&T.

These volunteers are the embodiment of ‘We are All in this Together… Proudly T&T,” Coosal added.