Vaccination work now allowed for 24×7 as surge continues in 6 states
New Delhi : The government has allowed coronavirus vaccinations to work 24×7 for the convenience of beneficiaries, said Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday. He said this step was taken to ease the process for people.
According to the information given by the Union Health Minister, hospitals welcomed the move, saying segregated timings would mean less crowding.
“People can get vaccinated 24×7 as per their convenience as Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the value of both time and health of citizens,” the minister tweeted.
The Union health ministry has been making modifications to the vaccination process since it was opened for the general public on March 1 to suit the needs of the elderly and those with comorbidities.
Health ministry stated that Maharashtra alone accounted for a weekly increase of 16,012 cases, in terms of the number of cases. In percentage terms, Punjab reported the weekly increase of 71.5% (1,783 cases).
The Union government has now also allowed states to increase the number of private hospitals as Covid vaccination centres by including facilities outside of the network empanelled under Ayushman Bharat scheme, central government health insurance scheme, and other state insurance schemes.