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Private hospitals where vaccine turnout is low may be taken off list | Gurgaon News

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Gurgaon: As the Covid-19 vaccination turnout has been low at private hospitals in Gurgaon, the health department is conducting a review of the drive in the hospitals empanelled under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). Notices will be served to these hospitals for not carrying out targeted vaccination and they may also be removed from PMJAY list, officials said.
In Gurgaon, 23 private hospitals are empanelled under PMJAY, of which 16 are carrying out the vaccination drive, while seven do not have sufficient space. Till now, these 16 hospitals altogether have carried out 13,345 vaccinations.
Since March 1, 37 government facilities have carried out 30,420 vaccinations, while 52 private hospitals have inoculated 40,809 recipients so far. The district has been able to vaccinate 71,229 people till now in the third phase of Covid inoculation. As many as 100 session sites were created in the district on Thursday — the 14th day of the third phase — in which 4,205 recipients got jabs. A total of 3,107 people above the age of 60 years got vaccinated while 1,098 recipients aged between 45 and 59 who have comorbidities were administered the shots. A total of 430 healthcare workers and 385 frontline workers also got vaccinated on Thursday.
Till Thursday, 49,725 people over the age of 60 have got their first jabs. In contrast, only 8,049 recipients between 45 and 59 years of age with comorbid conditions have been administered the Covid-19 vaccine.
“We will be sending out notices to the private hospitals who are empanelled under PMJAY for not carrying out adequate vaccination. If the situation does not improve, then we will remove them from the list. We have been witnessing low turnout in private hospitals in the last four days,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon. The target is to inoculate 1.5 lakh people in this phase in the city, health officials said.

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