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No fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs: Centre

4/04/2021 at 2:16 PM

New Delhi, April 4: Ineligible beneficiaries are getting the Covid-19 vaccine under the category of healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) following which the Health Ministry has directed all states and Union territories to immediately stop new registrations in the two categories on the CoWIN portal.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Saturday wrote to all states and Uniton territories.

Various inputs have been received from different sources that in some of the CVCs, some ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as HCWs and FLWs are getting vaccinated in complete violation of the prescribed guidelines, he wrote.

There has been a 24% increase in HVW database in the past few days on the portal.

It has been decided that no fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect. Registrations of persons aged 45 years and above will continue to be permitted on CoWIN portal, he directed.

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