Sr citizens, those with comorbidities to be vaccinated at

Sr citizens, those with comorbidities to be vaccinated at

taluk, district level hospitals from Mar 1
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (PTI): Senior citizens and those with
comorbidities against COVID-19 in Karnataka will be vaccinated
at all taluk and district level hospitals and two identified
private hospitals in each district from March 1, the state
government said on Sunday.
People aged 60 years and above and those between 45-59
years suffering from specific comorbidities, supported by a
certificate by a registered medical practitioner, will be
vaccinated.
“In the initial phase, all taluk level hospitals,
district level hospital and two identified private hospitals
from each district and major hospitals of Bengaluru and 18
private health facilities from BBMP will implement COVID-19
vaccination from March 1,”a state health department note said.
In the initial days, vaccination will be only for online
registered beneficiaries in urban and private facilities and
both on-site and online in rural areas.
Moving forward, the vaccination for other modes of
registration will be scaled up the number of facilities
increased.
The vaccination would be held four days a week — Monday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in government facilities and
all working days in private hospitals.
The exercise, to be held between 12 pm to 5 pm, would
later be modified, it said.
The number would be limited to 200 per day per session
site and would be on a first come first serve basis.
However, online registered beneficiaries would be
allotted a specific time in a day.
The vaccination will be free of charge at the government
Vaccination centres, while those taking the shot at any
designated/empaneled private health facility have to pay Rs
250 each for a dose, which includes Rs 100 service charge and
Rs 150 which would be deposited to Government of India
specified account, it added.
The nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination drive was launched on
January 16 and has been limited to health care workers and
front line COVID warriors.
The beneficiaries will be able to self-register in
advance by downloading the COWin 2.0 portal and through other
IT Applications such as Arogya Setu.
Facility of on site registration allows those who cannot
self-register in advance to walk into the identified COVID
vaccination centres and get themselves registered on-site and
then vaccinated.
Healthcare workers and frontline teamwho have missed
the shots or been left out of the current vaccination drive
can also select vaccination centres of their choice, the
release said. PTI KSU APR
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