Centre flags anomalies in identification of vaccine beneficiaries in Delhi

People wait their turn to receive the Covid vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi | Photo: PTI
The Centre has written to the Delhi government drawing its attention to irregularities in the identification of beneficiaries below the age of 45 years for Covid-19 vaccination by some private facilities.

In the letter to principal secretary (health), GNCTD, the authorities have been asked to immediately issue a show cause notice to Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro and Allied Sciences, operating as a private Covid vaccination centre, regarding such wrong practices which violate the vaccination norms, the ministry said.

The Delhi government has issued also a show cause notice to Bensups Hospital, Sector-12 Dwarka, for violation of the central guidelines on the eligible groups of population for receiving Covid vaccination.

Authorities ordered that one-third of inoculation sites at all Delhi government hospitals will run round-the-clock. The vaccination sites at present operate from 9 am to 9 pm.

The Delhi government has directed 54 large private hospitals with a capacity of 100 beds or more to reserve at least 30 per cent of their ICU beds and ward beds for Covid pat­ients. The hospitals have also been told to display the Covid bed capacity on the covid management portal as well.

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