GHMC to go online to prevent vaccine irregularities
Post the allegations of irregularities, GHMC has from Tuesday onwards stopped issuing paper tokens for COVID-19 vaccination of the “super spreaders” as a part of the continuing drive.
Instead, particulars of the individuals to be vaccinated can be uploaded online, earlier than allotting slot for vaccination, officers knowledgeable.
Several points have come to fore through the vaccination drive which had began on May 28 and was to proceed for 10 days.
Ten classes of tremendous spreaders had been recognized for this objective, together with road distributors, grocery store house owners, auto and cab drivers, truthful value store sellers, supply personnel, petrol pump workers, and others.
Allegations, nonetheless, abounded that the vaccines had been being diverted to individuals with cash and muscle energy.
Higher officers who inspected the vaccination centres discovered to their shock that at a number of vaccination centres, corporators introduced their members of the family and followers and coerced the workers into vaccinating them as an alternative of the excessive threat teams. Sources knowledgeable that just a few went so far as kidnapping the workers issuing tokens.
A Deputy Commissioner and an Assistant Medical Officer from Goshamahal circle have been issued memos by GHMC Commissioner D. S. Lokesh Kumar for difficulty of tokens to ineligible individuals.
In view of those irregularities, from Wednesday onwards, the system of issuing paper tokens can be completed away with. Instead, floor workers will go to every commerce and add the small print of beneficiaries, together with title, Aadhaar quantity, particulars of the commerce, and cellular quantity, together with picture of the beneficiary onto an app designed for this objective.
A reference quantity can be generated on the spot and a slot can be allotted for the beneficiary involved. Timings and reference quantity can be despatched to the cell phone of the beneficiary, which she or he can be required to produce on the vaccination centre.
Once vaccinated, the reference quantity together with cellular quantity can be disabled to be used for the following one month, officers knowledgeable.
A complete of three lakh individuals had been aimed to be lined through the 10-day vaccination drive, on the price of 1000 individuals per circles. A highest each day variety of 27,117 individuals had been vaccinated as a part of the drive on Tuesday.