NKDA stops spot registration for the Covid-19 vaccination
Spot registrations for the Covid-19 vaccination process has been stopped at the two centres run by the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) because of erratic supply of the vaccines.
Both the vaccination centres — inside the government bus terminus near Pride Hotel and at the CB Block community market in Action Area 1 — witnessed a surge in the number of walk-ins to get a vaccine after cases started going up.
The NKDA officials as well as representatives from the state health department held an emergency meeting on Friday and decided to only administer shots to those who had registered themselves on the CoWin portal.
“We are not getting adequate supply of Covid-19 vaccines at both the centres. A lot of recipients had to be turned back in the past several days as the centres were running out of vials that led to arguments among officials and residents,” said the official.
The NKDA has called in for resident volunteers who will sit at community centres, markets and other public places with laptops and help people get registered on CoWin. NKDA chairman Debashis Sen said several blocks had stepped forward with volunteers who would set up the laptops and help people register.