TS authorizes pvt hospitals, workplaces to vaccinate persons 18 years and above

The Telangana government on Tuesday authorized all the designated private hospitals and workplaces in the state to carry out COVID vaccinations for persons 18 years of age and above,

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 May 2021 10:05 AM GMT
TS authorizes pvt hospitals, workplaces to vaccinate persons 18 years and above

Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday authorized all the designated private hospitals and workplaces in the state to carry out COVID vaccinations for persons 18 years of age and above, depending on requests made by the specific institutions, companies, gated communities, and so on. This can be done by registering on the CoWin portal and by following COVID vaccination guidelines.

The government of India had permitted vaccination drive for persons 18 years of age and above and workplace vaccination by mapping with designated private vaccination centres (PCVCs) from 18 May. Due to shortage of vaccination in the state, Telangana had not started vaccination process to the people at government vaccination centres.


After remaining suspended for ten days, the COVID vaccination drive will resume in Telangana from Tuesday. This follows the directions issued by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to health officials to restart the vaccination drive in the state. Those who are eligible for the second dose should visit the nearest government vaccination center for inoculation.

On May 15, the Telangana government had indefinitely postponed Covid-19 immunization drive due to shortage of vaccines. Most probably `Covaxin' appointment will be given to the people who have completed six weeks period.

CM KCR also directed Minister Harish Rao to identify super-spreaders and conduct a special vaccination program for them.

Meanwhile, the Centre on Monday allowed walk-in vaccinations at government hospitals for people in the 18–44 age group to reduce vaccine wastage. It was also an acknowledgment of the fact that not all beneficiaries may have access to the internet or smartphones or mobile phones to register themselves on the CoWIN portal.

The decision came after several states reported vaccine wastage as several beneficiaries failed to turn up. In such cases, on-site registration of a few beneficiaries may be necessary to minimize the wastage, the health ministry said.

Advising states to exercise caution to avoid overcrowding at centers, the ministry said clear instructions must be issued to all immunization officers that the decision of respective states on the walk-in facility is strictly adhered to

"Wherever such sessions are organized, all efforts must be made to mobilize such beneficiaries in sufficient numbers," the ministry said.

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