Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday directed concerned officials to ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 vaccination operation guidelines framed by the Union Health Ministry.

“Some private hospitals are giving package for Covid vaccination in collaboration with some hotels, which has come to the notice of the Ministry. Vaccination in hotels is against the guideline issued by MoHFW for the National Covid Vaccination programme,” a notification issued by State Health Department read. 

As per Covid-19 vaccination guidelines, there are four options for carrying out Covid vaccination- 

1. Government Covid vaccination centre 

2. Private Covid vaccination centre run by Private Hospitals

3. Work place Covid vaccination centre at government offices to be run by government hospitals and at private companies to be run by private Hospitals

4. Near to Home Covid vaccination centre for elderly, differently-abled person to be organised at group housing societies, RWA offices, community centres, Panchayat Bhawan. Schools / colleges, old age homes etc on a temporary basis 

“In the above circumstances, MoHFW has communicated that apart from above four options for carrying out Covid vaccination. There is no other avenue to carry out vaccination under National Covid vaccination programme. MoHFW has communicated that if any such Covid vaccination is being carried out in hotels must be stopped immediately and necessary legal & administration action must be initiated against such institutions,” the notification stated.