Kolkata: Following the fake vaccination camp in Kolkata, West Bengal government released new directives that will be followed by the non-government entities for setting up COVID vaccination camps in West Bengal.
“All the private commercial health facilities, working administrations planning to set up COVID vaccination camp (CVC) must seek prior permission from the Health Department. The CVC must appoint a nodal officer who will be the point of contact of the CVC and health department”, read the directive.
The directive also mentioned that the CVC will have to disclose their source of supply of vaccines to the Health Department and will also have to report on day to day consumption of the vaccines.
“The CVC will have to submit a list of people who have completed two doses of vaccines every weekend, and poor compliances and violation of norms can also lead to cancellation of the CVC”, the directive letter further read, also mentioning that the vaccination camp can be carried out only after written approval from the West Bengal Health Department.
The directives also specified that all vaccinations will be done through the CoWin portal and also that prior permission from local police stations will be needed before setting up of vaccination camps.
Notably, a fake vaccination camp was busted in Kolkata on June 22, where one accused Debanjan Deb faking himself as IAS officer had held two vaccination camps and instead of COVID vaccines, had injected anti-bacterial dose to thousands of people in Kolkata.
On Sunday police got hold of eight bank accounts of Debanjan, and his employees are also being quizzed to ascertain the reason for fake vaccination camps.
According to Debanjan’s several employees, the fake IAS officer was short tempered and didn’t let anyone question anything.
“I have been cheated by Debanjan. I have even taken the fake vaccine from Amherst Street City College and when I had asked about the certificate Debanjan snubbed me. Even in office none of the employees are allowed to talk to each other”, said Debanjan’s colleague, Sushmita Banerjee, who fears that even her signature must have been forged by the vaccination scam kingpin.