24/7 jabs plan: Private hospitals throw up their hands
“The technical glitches need to be sorted out first. We don’t get the OTP on time or we find names are missing from the list. Dealing with this is time consuming. I also feel that if the vaccination process is open round the clock, the load on the CoWin server may increase and it may crash often,” he added. It may be recalled that PHANA had written to Health and Family Welfare Minister
PHANA has said that currently the vaccination program in the private sector was only under the Ayushman Bharat-
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad has requested Police commissioner N Kamal Pant to make rally and event organisers responsible for maintaining covid protocols. In the last few weeks, Bengaluru has been witnessing massive protests and rallies. However, to everyone’s surprise, hundreds of people who participate in these rallies don’t wear masks or follow social distancing measures.
While they get away, families travelling in cars are penalised if they don’t wear masks. People called out such double standards which led the BBMP chief to make this comment.
Prasad said, “The protestors or event organisers don’t seek permission from BBMP but from the police. So, the police should make them responsible if any guidelines are flouted.” Bengaluru has already been witnessing a number of cluster outbreaks which is why the number of cases is rising in the city, said Prasad.
Earlier in the day, BBMP commissioner held a meeting with health officials to widen the scope of the
From Monday next, we want to start the vaccination process at 141 primary health centres, 26 maternity and six referral hospitals. Added to this, 107 private hospitals which have more than 100 beds’ capacity will be brought under the ambit.
This will ensure that the vaccination sites will be increased so that people need not wait to get inoculated,” he said. He added that despite requests from senior citizens to be vaccinated in their homes, it could not be done due to strict guidelines issued by the Centre.