City councilors pressurize for vaccination of some: The strange pressure was exerted by the corporators on the municipal corporation’s Maliwada health center to give precautionary corona vaccine to the citizens they sent. In protest, health workers at the center stopped vaccinations for about an hour. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena staged a Rasta Rocco agitation. Only when vaccination is running smoothly at other health centers in the city […]
Corporator pressure for vaccination of some
Nagar: The strange pressure was exerted by the corporators on the Maliwada Health Center of the Municipal Corporation to give precautionary corona vaccine to the citizens sent by them. In protest, health workers at the center stopped vaccinations for about an hour. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena staged a Rasta Rocco agitation. While vaccination is going on smoothly at other health centers in the city, only the Maliwada center is facing frequent obstructions, the officials of the corporation are pointing out.
Since Maharashtra Day, Corona Prevention Vaccination has been started for citizens above 18 years of age in urban areas. In the first phase, 10,000 doses have been made available. The second dose vaccination center for citizens above 45 years of age is functioning only at Artillery and Sawedi Health Centers in the city. Vaccination of 18 to 44 year old citizens is underway in four other centers. However, pre-registration on the Covin app is required for this vaccination. These registered citizens are told on what date to be present for vaccination.
However, in Maliwada health center, some corporators are sending their close ones and pressuring the health workers to give priority to vaccinating them. Citizens line up in the sun in the morning for vaccinations, but some corporators try to get their activists involved. As a result, the citizens in the queue have to keep waiting. The rage erupted today, Tuesday. The vaccinating staff left. So the vaccination stopped. Citizens were also upset. The confusion grew.
Therefore, citizens including Nitin Bhutare of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena blocked the road in front of the center in full sun. Due to this confusion, the citizens who were queuing for vaccination left the queue and gathered at the center. As a result, the rules of social distance were violated. Police also rushed there and brought the situation under control. An hour later, health workers resumed vaccination.
Maliwada center closed for an hour; Stop MNS
While the state government’s free vaccination is getting a huge response, the central government’s rules have created technical difficulties. As a result, citizens are deprived of vaccinations. Many citizens are from ordinary families, they have simple phones. They cannot register online. They also do not have the mobiles required for online registration. MLA Sangram Jagtap has sent a letter to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar demanding amendment in the online registration rules as citizens are being deprived of immunization.
Obstacles only in Maliwada center; Elsewhere
Vaccination is frequently hampered only at Malewada Health Center in the municipal city. Vaccination is well underway at all other health centers. If similar obstructions continue to occur in Maliwada center, the vaccination center there will have to be shifted and the citizens will be vaccinated in other centers.
Yashwant Dange, Deputy Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Nagar.
File charges against the corporators who put pressure
Councilors in the Maliwada area are urging health workers to get vaccinated at the health center, forcing their workers to be vaccinated even though they are not registered online. In addition, the Municipal Corporation has not made proper planning for vaccination. Municipal Corporation should file charges against the corporators who bring pressure.
District Organizer, MNS, Nagar.