Lucknow, May 28: After the Eidgah in Aishbagh, it is now the historic Chhota Imambara in Lucknow that will be converted into a vaccination centre by the district health department. The historic monument, which is also a major tourist attraction, is managed by the Hussainabad and Allied Trust.

A team of health officials including, the chief medical officer and district immunization officer visited the Imambara on Thursday night along with Majlis-e-Ulama-e Hind general secretary Maulana Kalbe Jawwad. 'We have visited the Chhota Imambara and it has been decided to run a vaccination centre at the site. Further details as to how and when the centre will start will be decided soon,' said the district immunization officer, Dr. MK Singh. Uttar Pradesh: Teacher Poses as Doctor, Treats COVID-19 Patients in Lucknow; Arrested.

The Aishbagh Eidgah is the first religious place in the city to double up as a vaccination centre. It became functional on May 20. The vaccination centre at Chhota Imambara is expected to encourage the minorities, in particular, to take the jab.

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