Batamaloo residents demand streamlining of vaccination process

Batamaloo residents demand streamlining of vaccination process
A health worker administering a COVID-19 jab in Jammu. File: Mir Imran/ GK

Srinagar, June 7: Several resident of Batamaloo locality here, who are yet to be vaccinated for COVID19, have expressed surprise over receipt of vaccination certificates on their registered mobile numbers.

The residents said they had booked online appointments for vaccination and selected local Primary Health Centre (PHC) to get the vaccine shots.

“I had booked appointment for vaccination for my old aged parents. I had chosen PHC Batamaloo for them to get the vaccine shots,” said Sajad Ahmad Mir of Bemina. He claimed that he received sms on his mobile after few days that his parents have been vaccinated.

“There was also a link along with text in SMS. I clicked on it and saw that certificate has also been generated, showing my parents have been vaccinated, which otherwise is a wrong” he added.

Munwar Sultana, a local of Batamaloo said that vaccination process at PHC is not carried as per notified criteria”

Dr Mir Mushtaq spokesperson Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, said, “I have talked to concerned ZMO who has refused all these allegations.”

Dr Mushtaq said that vaccination centre has been shifted from PHC Batamaloo to local higher secondary school. “However, few doses have been kept there for general public.” “There are no queues for vaccination so the question of favoritism does not arise. We are open to public and they can register their grievances or complaints before CMO Srinagar, if any,” he said.

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