Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 28
Ludhiana district is all set to start the third phase of Covid vaccination from today (March 1).
The vaccination will be done at seven places which include the DMCH, CMCH, Fortis Hospital, SPS Hospital, Raghunath Hospital, Deep Hospital and Oswal Hospital in the private sector.
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At government hospitals, the vaccination will be done at Civil Hospital, UPHC Jawaddi and Civil Surgeon Office Complex.
Tomorrow, the vaccination will be done only in the private sector and will be inaugurated at the DMCH.
The vaccination will be completely free of cost at government hospitals and centres, private establishments cannot charge more than Rs250 for each beneficiary (per dose) which includes Rs150 as the cost of vaccine and up to Rs100 service charges. Private hospitals cannot charge more than Rs100 per person (per dose) for services,” Civil Surgeon, Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar, said.
After the vaccination of healthcare workers and frontline workers in the first phase, the second phase will cater to people above 60years and individuals above 45 years having co-morbidities.
“We are trying to rope in more private hospitals for providing vaccination facility so that people do not have to travel long distances. The vaccine will be provided free of cost at government hospitals, while at private hospitals, a nominal cost will be charged,” said Dr Kakkar.
He added that the registration would be done on the CoWIN portal where they could choose the date and site of their choice.
There would be three sites for vaccination namely, open site, reserve site and mobile site. In the open site, the person could choose the date and place for vaccination by registering on the portal. In the reserve site, those who were left in the first phase would be catered to. In the mobile site, on-the-spot registration for vaccination will be done and jab will be given.
Dr Kakkar said people above 60 years would be vaccinated and would have to show their identity proof at the vaccination site, while individuals above 45 years having co-morbidities would have to show the certification of co-morbidity. People with the presence of one of the 20 co-morbidities, including diabetes, heart attack with hospital admission, post-cardiac transplant, end-stage kidney disease, hypertension, HIV infection diabetes on treatment would be prioritised.
Points to keep in mind
- A person who wants to get vaccinated will have to register on the CoWIN portal.
- Four persons can be registered from one mobile.
- For those who do not have mobile phones, common service centres will be opened.
- People above 60 years will require to carry their identity proof to the vaccination site.
- People above 45 years with co-morbidity will have to carry simplified one-page certificate to be signed by any registered medical practitioner to the vaccination site.
- Vaccination will be free at government hospitals and paid at private hospitals.
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