Image Source: PTI Center asks states to take action against entities providing Kovid vaccination packages with hotels
The Center has asked the states and Union Territories to initiate legal or administrative action against those institutions who are offering packages for Kovid vaccination in collaboration with hotels in violation of the prescribed guidelines. In a letter to all the States and Union Territories, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health, Manohar Agnani said that it has come to the notice of the Union Health Ministry that some private hospitals in association with some hotels are offering packages for vaccination of COVID It is against the guidelines issued. For the National COVID Vaccination Program.
Apart from the Government Kovid Vaccination Center and the Private Kovid Vaccination Center, workplace, home, other than the Kovid Vaccination Center to be organized in group housing society for elderly and disabled persons, there is no other way to get vaccinated under the National Kovid Vaccination Program. is. Vaccination done at Star Hotels is contrary to the guidelines and should be stopped immediately, the letter to Agni said.
He said, “Necessary legal and administrative action should be initiated against such institutions. Therefore, you are also requested to monitor and ensure that the National Covid Vaccination Campaign is conducted as per the laid down guidelines. ”
According to the COVID vaccination guidelines, four options are available to run the vaccination campaign; Government Covid Vaccination Centers, Private Covid Vaccination Centers operated by Private Hospitals, Workplace Covid Vaccination Centers in Government Offices run by Government Hospitals and Private Companies run by Private Hospitals, Near Home Covid Immunization Centers for Elderly and Differently Disabled persons will be organized on temporary basis in group housing societies, RWA offices, community centers, panchayat buildings, schools / colleges, old age homes.
Apart from this, there is no other way to carry out vaccination campaign under the program.
There were several posts on social media regarding the vaccination package provided by Star Hotels in collaboration with private hospitals.