Udupi: Social distancing norm goes for a toss as people line up for vaccination


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, May 2: Concerned about the swelling cases of coronavirus infection in the district, people are rushing to get themselves vaccinated against this dreaded disease.

Like on other days, people including senior citizens were seen queuing up in front of the district hospital here on Saturday May 1 for collecting tokens early in the morning. As the people did not know when the tokens were issued, they had started to stand in the queue from 6 am and the tokens were issued at 9 am.

In order to handle the crowd, the hospital has arranged to issue 200 tokens in the morning so that the people can approach the vaccination centre when their turn comes without having to wait.

However, taking cue from the experience of others that those who arrive first get the tokens and the latecomers have to go back empty handed, the people have been standing in the queue much before the centre opens.

As many as 30 people can have seats at the centre and others have to stand. It is said that in the queue for tokens, social distance rule is not followed. It is also gathered that drinking water is not available there and proper information is not being conveyed to the people.

 

  

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Only if the Cowin website mentions which vaccine is available at which center, and lists all the vaccination centers, the rush will come down. I agree with Ajay Rebello that there is gross mismanagement of the Covid situation- the election results show the frustration growing in people. The good news is that experts have said that if the second dose is delayed there are more antibodies.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 02 2021

    This is what we call as mismanagement... This is happens when administrative level fails... Lack of planning.... Very sad to see the pictures....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Nagesh Udupiji --Literate and educated person should not give this type of commitment. Hope lack of understanding knowledge.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Authorities warn shop keepers to booking a case if someone posted a photo of people found violating the distance in their shop during purchases. This is action is appreciated. But then yesterday i saw more than 100 people fall one over another to get vaccinated at wenlock hospital. Photos were in all papers and media.. any action?

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    If there's no enough vaccination then only senior citizen should give priority. Also there should be 2 queue one for above 60 years so they get seated.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Why do I see a photograph of Narendra Modi who gifted all our Vaccines ...

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    That's Chai stall . ( Not free)

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, May 02 2021

    Though they have come for vaccination, everybodys face looks very grim.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Sun, May 02 2021

    There are so many ways to help citizens by authorities like giving vaccination govt should arrange door to door facility.

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  • Nagesh, Udupi

    Sun, May 02 2021

    You mean to say they should dance.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 02 2021

    G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore - People are Confused ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, May 02 2021

    While vaccine stocks are being seized by govt officials from private hospitals citing central government rules on may 1 deadline and those limited seized vaccines are going to be given there are two issues of concern 1. There is no guarantee of quality as it cannot be checked as well as the chain of distribution is broken for checking. 2. Since there is no guarantee of supply there is no guarantee of your second dose being given on time. Better to have continued the earlier worldwide proven policy of vaccination by age group and vulnerability.

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  • Nayan, Udupi

    Sun, May 02 2021

    You are right. You don't take vaccine.

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