NEW DELHI: The Centre has stated that on-site registration for Covid-19 inoculation for healthcare and frontline employees aged 18 to 44 years will now solely be obtainable at authorities Covid vaccination centres.
They must produce unique photograph identification playing cards and a replica of their employment certificates, it stated.
In a communique to states and Union territories (UTs) on Monday, Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated on-site registration facility for genuinely leftover healthcare employees (HCWs) and frontline employees (FLWs) will likely be obtainable solely at authorities Covid vaccinations centres (CVCs).
The Centre on Saturday had conveyed to states and UTs that no contemporary registration of HCWs and FLWs will likely be allowed with fast impact since some ineligible beneficiaries have been getting their names enlisted and getting inoculated underneath this class in violation of tips.
Bhushan stated, “Please discuss with my letter dated April 3, 2021, vide which, in view of vaccination of ineligible beneficiaries within the title of HCWs or FLWs at some CVCs, in full violation of the prescribed tips, the choice of the NEGVAC that, no contemporary registration within the classes of HCWs and FLWs will likely be allowed, has been communicated”.
“In continuation of the stated steering, following extra instructions are issued for vaccination of HCWs or FLWs, aged from 18 years to 44 years: On-site registration facility for genuinely leftover HCWs or FLWs will henceforth be obtainable solely within the authorities CVCs,” he stated.
NEGVAC or the nationwide professional group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 has been established by the federal government to offer steering on all features of Covid-19 vaccination.
Bhushan stated that for on-site registration, it will likely be necessary for HCWs and FLWs to supply their unique photo-identity card and a replica of their employment certificates.
The letter acknowledged that the employer will likely be accountable to make sure that the certificates is issued to solely eligible HCWs and FLWs.
“The employer and the HCW or FLW involved will likely be personally liable for the correctness of data within the employment certificates. It will likely be necessary for the verifier to seize the employment certificates within the CoWIN system previous to registration of the HCW or FLW,” it stated.
The verifier or web site supervisor will likely be liable for importing the employment certificates together with vital particulars on the Co-WIN app, in keeping with the letter.
The app is a platform for residents to register for Covid-19 vaccination and schedule their vaccination slots on the nearest vaccination centres.
Bhushan in his letter to states and UTs additionally stated that varied inputs have been obtained from completely different sources that in some CVCs, some ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as HCWs and FLWs, and they’re getting vaccinated in full violation of the prescribed tips.
“This situation was mentioned with state representatives and area data specialists within the NEGVAC assembly at the moment, and as per the advice of the NEGVAC, it has been determined that no contemporary registrations in classes of HCWs and FLWs will likely be allowed with fast impact. Registrations of individuals aged 45 years and above will proceed to be permitted on the CoWIN portal,” he stated within the letter.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with HCWs getting inoculated and vaccination of FLWs began from February 2.
The subsequent part of the Covid-19 vaccination drive began on March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with co-morbid situations.
India launched vaccination for all individuals aged above 45 years from April 1.