Centre to Delhi: Stop vaccine registration of those not eligible

Union Health Ministry writes to Principal Secretary (Health), New Delhi

Centre to Delhi: Stop vaccine registration of those not eligible

A health worker collects samples of a motorist for Covid-19 tests, as coronavirus cases spike across the country, in New Delhi, on Monday, April 5, 2021. PTI

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 5

The Centre on Monday wrote to Delhi government flagging instances of some private hospitals registering non-eligible people for vaccinations.

“Vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level. The Union Health Ministry has written to Principal Secretary (Health), New Delhi on irregularities in the identification of COVID Vaccination beneficiaries, below the age of 45 years of age, by some Private COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs),” Centre said today.

In the letter, it has been pointed out that there have been serious lapses in registration of beneficiaries by the VIMHANS (Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro & Allied Sciences) located at Nehru Nagar area in the North East District of Delhi, operating as a Private COVID Vaccination Centre. “VIMHANS has been found to register beneficiaries below the age of 45 years as Health Care Workers (HCWs) snd Front Line Workers (FLWs), and vaccinate them,” said the Centre to Delhi which has already show-caused one Dwarka hospital for irregularities.

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