Geo-reference maps of all vaccination centres to be shared with states
Following a video conference between Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Health Secretaries and other health officials of states and UTs on Saturday, it was decided to ramp up the vaccination capacity manifold by involving around 10,000 private hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY, more than 600 hospitals empanelled under CGHS and other private hospitals empanelled under state government health insurance schemes as Covid vaccination centres (CVCs), according to a PIB press note.
A list of all these private hospitals has been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Health Authority. These can be accessed at:
In addition, government health facilities such as medical college hospitals, district hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals, CHCs, PHCs, health sub-centres, and health and wellness centres will be used as CVCs. Geo-reference maps with GPS coordinates of all these health facilities have been prepared and are being shared with the states.
Government CVCs will offer free vaccination for all, with the Central government bearing the full cost of the vaccination.
The states were explained the three methods of registration — advance self-registration, onsite registration and facilitated cohort registration.
Cold chain mapping
The states were also told that private hospitals functioning as CVCs can charge up to Rs 250 per person per dose. In addition, mapping of private facilities with the nearest cold chain points to ensure seamless flow of vaccines was explained.
The simplified system of certifying people with 20 co-morbidities within the 45-59 years age group was also explained to the states. The simplified one-page certificate to be signed by any registered medical practitioner can either be uploaded on Co-WIN 2.0 by the beneficiary while self-registering. or a hard copy can be carried by the beneficiary to the CVC.
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