COVID Package: Centre directs states, UTs to initiate action against private hospitals

Centre to States, UTs: Need to Take action against private hospitals offering COVID package
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Need to initiate necessary legal and administrative actions against the private hospitals that are giving packages for COVID-19 vaccination in collaboration with luxury hotels, the centre said.

In a letter to states and union territories, the central government has asked officials to ensure that the guidelines are followed across the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

According to the guidelines, the vaccination drive can only be run only at government and private COVID-19 vaccination centres, besides workplaces and home COVID-19 vaccination centres for elderly and especially able patients.

“Necessary legal and administrative action should be initiated against such institutions. Therefore, you are also requested to monitor and ensure that the National COVID-19 Vaccination Drive is carried out as per the prescribed guidelines,” the government said in an official statement after taking note of the situation.

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