NEW DELHI: Private hospitals not empanelled under the central government schemehave been allowed to give Covid-19 vaccine, Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
The centre have urged states and Union terrotoris to utilise 100% capacities of private hospitals functioning as Covid Vaccination Centres
“Private hospitals not empanelled under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), central government health scheme (CGHS), and State Health Insurance Schemes have also been permitted to operate as CVCs if they have adequate number of vaccinators, adequate space for observation of the vaccinated, adequate cold chain arrangement and adequate arrangement for management of AEFI,” health ministry said in a statement.
“States/UTs can proactively make efforts to use these private hospitals as CVCs,” it added.
The health ministry reiterated that there is no shortage of Covid vaccines and adequate vaccine doses should be allocated to the CVCs.
“States/UTs should not store, reserve, conserve or create a buffer stock of the Covid vaccines at the state and district levels. The Central Government has adequate stock and will provide the required vaccine doses to the States and UTs,” health ministry said.
Over 1.54 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country till now.
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