After the second part of Covid-19 vaccination drive in India was rolled on Monday for the aged residents and people with co-morbidities, the central authorities on Tuesday chaired a high-level assembly with states to debate the function of personal hospitals to behave as Covid Vaccination Centres.
In the second part, these over 60 years and inside the age bracket of 45 to 59 years with specified co-morbidities will get the jabs from March 1. Also Read: Major Blow To CM Mamata Ahead Of Bengal Polls, Pandabeswar TMC Legislator Jitendra Tiwari Joins BJP
How the federal government is pushing the vaccination drive?
Under the most important vaccination drive, the well being ministry urged the states/UTs to utilise 100% capacities of all personal hospitals below the stated class to allow them to successfully perform as vaccination centres.
The ministry additionally allowed the personal hospitals which aren’t below empaneeled below AB-PMJAY, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and State Insurance Schemes to be utilised as coronavirus vaccination centres (CVCs).
In a statement the ministry said, “If they have adequate number of vaccinators, adequate space for observation of the vaccinated, adequate cold chain arrangement and adequate arrangement for management of AEFI.” States/UTs can proactively make efforts to use these private hospitals as CVCs.”
On the other hand, the government has assured that it has adequate stock of Covid-19 vaccines and will provide the required vaccine doses to the states and UTs.
It is to be noted that a list of all these private hospitals were already uploaded on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Authority. These can be accessed at:
Meanwhile, the cumulative variety of vaccine doses administered within the nation has crossed 1.54 Crore on Tuesday until 7 PM. A complete of 6,09,845vaccine doses got until 7 PM on the forty sixth day of nationwide vaccination drive.