More jab centres in New Town
The NKDA has opened a second vaccination centre at the CB Block community market in Action Area 1. The centre is housed in the second floor of the building but senior citizens need not worry. The building has a lift.
Vaccination there started on Wednesday after NKDA officials met health department officials on Monday. Two nurses have been assigned to the new site from the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, North 24-Parganas, to add to the three on duty at the Action Area II centre.
According to Hidco authorities, New Town will also get more paid facilities shortly. Till Tuesday, there were only Charnock Hospital on the township's fringes and Tata Memorial Center.
“We met the private medical establishments of New Town which have got permission to start vaccination on Tuesday and requested them to also allow walk-in registration as senior citizens are unable to register on Co-Win. Only establishments which have doctors in attendance to deal with post-vaccination complications are given permission to vaccinate,” said NKDA chairman Debashis Sen.
Ohio Hospital, too, started on Wednesday and vaccinated 56 people on Day 1. “We are allowing walk-ins if we have slots free over and above the day’s registrations,” said a hospital official. Vaccination started at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre as well on Wednesday. HCG Eko Cancer Centre has started vaccination from Monday.
Apollo Clinic will start vaccination at both its Salt Lake and New Town centres from Monday, an official said.
While vaccine is free at government sites, the private centres are charging Rs 250.