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NHA warns of measures against private hospitals regarding “misuse” of the Covid vaccine process, Health News, ET HealthWorld

In some private hospitals, an informal and opaque vaccination process allows for more carry-on, rejecting slots for those who wish to pre-register, or supply for those who are already registered. It is rejected because it is gone.

The National Health Authority (NHA) is aware of the situation and is likely to take action soon, CEO RS Sharma told ET.

“There are two issues we have noticed and these are unacceptable,” says Sharma.

“Private hospitals don’t show jab schedules or schedules in advance, if needed. Schedules will show around 9am on the same day. Well, this is almost walk-in possible. Means. “

This often means that the person who will receive the jab has been rejected.

“Some hospitals have people planning jabs, but when older people go there, they’re said to have finished the jab on the walk-in,” Sharma said. “These two problems are serious in nature and need to be resolved.”

The government expanded the Covid vaccination process and vaccinated private hospitals with public vaccines on March 1. People over the age of 60 and over 45 who have a comorbidity are eligible for vaccination at this stage.

When starting vaccinations in private hospitals, the government offered qualified individuals three registration options. Promote self-registration with the Co-WIN 2.0 platform or the Aarogya Setu app, on-site registration at the Covid-19 Immunization Center, and cohort registration for vaccination. Target group identified on a particular day.

Of the three options, carry-on vaccination by onsite registration seems to be the most common.

In recent years, the involvement of private hospitals has led to a surge in daily vaccinations. On Thursday, 1.39 million people were vaccinated. This is when the number of days exceeds 1 million for the first time. India began vaccination on February 16 with two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin.

To date, 18 million people have been vaccinated.

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