Mumbai: Societies must see all paperwork is in place before conducting COVID-19 vaccine drives, instructs BMC
Mumbai: Societies must see all paperwork is in place before conducting COVID-19 vaccine drives, instructs BMC

BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has urged housing societies and corporate offices to ensure all the paperwork is in place before organising COVID-19 vaccination drives in their premises.

This comes after a Kandivali society was left in a dilemma about whether its residents were administered fake COVID-19 vaccine doses. Civic officials said that guidelines had been issued for doorstep vaccination drives, which had to be followed by housing societies, corporate offices and hospitals. Suresh Kakani, additional municipal commissioner. BMC said, “The fake vaccination drive conducted at a Kandivali society is a matter of concern. It has pointed out the loophole in the system due to which fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates were generated.

We have asked the police authorities to submit copies of all the reports and certificates. The civic body is conducting an internal investigation and submit the report in 48 hours,” he said. As per the guidelines fordoorstepvaccinationdrives,aregistered Private Covid Vaccination Center can manage the vaccination at housing societies and workplaces.

One of their senior staff will be appointed as a nodal officer to coordinate and support the vaccination activities.This nodal officer shall oversee and facilitate all the aspects of vaccination drive at the workplace, CVC, or housing society, like the registration of beneficiaries, availability of physical and IT infrastructure and oversight to vaccination, amongst others.

Besides, it will be mandatory for the beneficiaries to be registeredontheCo-WIN portal before the vaccination drive. The PCVC nodal officer shall ensure the registration of all targeted beneficiaries. In the case of a workplace, on-the-spot registration shall also, be available only to employees of the workplace (the family members of employees must be registeredontheCo-WINportal before vaccination). All the registered PCVCs on the Co-WIN portal can have linkages with all such workplaces/housing societies for vaccination.

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