LUCKNOW: Sudden stoppage of vaccination at private hospitals is leading to chaos and confusion among the public and in wake of the same the association of international doctors has urged the state government to look into complications caused by the abrupt decision.
Stating that the matter relates to people in the 45 years plus age group and is affecting the elderly more than anyone else, secretary general of the association Dr Abhishek Shukla said: “Over the last 60 days, scores of persons in the 45 plus age group have taken the vaccine at private hospitals. Many of them are coming back to us for their second dose, but we do not have a satisfactory answer to give as there is ambiguity on the count. There is a dire need for clarity in this regard in the public interest.”
He also said that several private hospitals had created separate vaccination facilities and engaged additional staff on the call of the prime minister to make the vaccination programme a success. “The abrupt closure of vaccination for private hospitals has come as a shock for citizens and service providers. The association wants to know how, from where and at what cost can we procure the vaccines so that the common man doesn’t suffer and those with the first get their due second dose without any problems,” he said.