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COVID-19 vaccination drive: Third round to commence in Mohali district from today

Pre-registration not mandatory, vaccine to be free in govt hospitals; pvt hospitals can charge up to Rs 250/ dose.

By: Express News Service | Mohali |
March 1, 2021 10:02:23 am
Maharashtra, Maharashtra COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 india update, india news, indian expressAt least 45,474 senior citizens and co-morbid group aged above 45 years received their first dose. (File)

The third phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive will start from March 1. The vaccination drive will be carried out under the guidance of National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC).

The pre-registration will not be required for taking the jab. The district administration also released a list of private hospitals where the jabs will be given. The jabs will be given free of cost at all the government hospitals while the private hospitals could charge up to Rs 250 per jab.

Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that in the third round, the vaccine will be administered to all senior citizens; all citizens born in 1961 and earlier are eligible. “The vaccination window is also open for 45 to 59 years old persons with co-morbidities as specified by government (list of specified co-morbidities attached). This entails that all citizens born in 1976 and earlier suffering from specified co-morbidities are eligible. Certification from registered medical practitioner regarding the co-morbidity is mandatory,” the DC said.

The DC said that pre-registration for vaccination is not mandatory in this round of vaccination as was in the case of healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs). The DC added that people who want to take the jab, can pre-register at COWIN 2.0 portal or just walk in for the same.

According to the DC, the vaccine will be administered free of cost in all government hospitals while private hospitals are authorised to charge Rs 150 per dose and can charge up to Rs 100 additional as service provision charges.

The DC said that as per World Health Organisation, COVID-19 vaccination is the single way out to deal with pandemic so the eligible beneficiaries should avail maximum benefit of this opportunity.

The vaccination for healthcare workers and frontline workers would continue along with this round of vaccination. Even if they have not registered earlier, they can get onsite registration by walking in.

The district administration also released a list of private hospitals from where the vaccination jabs could be taken across the district.

The private hospitals where jabs can be had

  • Fortis Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • IVY Hospital
  • Grecian Hospital
  • Ace Heart and Vascular Institute
  • AM Hospital
  • Amar Hospital
  • AM Care Hospital
  • Chaudhary Hospital
  • Cheema Medical Complex
  • DFT Hospital and Dialysis Centre
  • Indus International Hospital
  • Indus Super-speciality Hospital
  • JP Hospital
  • Kamboj Multi-speciality Hospital, Kharar
  • Kaushal Hospital, Kharar
  • Mehar Hospital
  • Shri Ram Hospital
  • Shri Sukhmani Multi-Speciality Hospital
  • Surya Kidney Care
  • V Care Hospital
  • Health Sure Multi-Speciality Hospital
  • Rahi Care Dialysis
  • Osmed Health Care Multi-speciality Hospital
  • Trinity Hospital and Medical Research Institute Unit of Dr Kaushal Arthroscopy and Spinal Endoscopy Center
  • Mayo Healthcare Super-speciality Hospital
  • Sohana Hospital Multi Super-speciality Hospital
  • Behgal Institute of IT and Radiation Technology and Behgal Hospital

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