Mangaluru: Shortage of vaccines - NRIs running from pillar to post to get vaccinated


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 31: Non Resident Indians (NRI), who had come back to India during Covid lockdown are facing an uphill task of getting vaccinated in order to return back to overseas countries where they live and work. A vaccination camp was held through the Red Cross society for NRIs. However, due to a shortage of vaccines, the camp is not held now. As per the present procedure, vaccination is done to NRIs at Wenlock hospital since June 26 through annexure of RMO, on producing passport and valid visa.

On July 24, 26 and 27, 174, 99 and 96 people received the annexure from the RMO, who is also nodal officer. Though they got the seal and signature of RMO, they do not get tokens at vaccination centres.

 

At Wenlock vaccination centre 70 NRIs and 200 others are vaccinated every day. Thirty NRIs who got tokens on July 27 are yet to be vaccinated. On July 28, 98 people were given the signed annexure. On July 29 only 100 doses of vaccines were available. Now in total 146 NRIs are pending to be vaccinated. On July 29 another 100 NRIs will bring annexure. Personnel working in vaccination centres are having a tough time distributing vaccines to NRIs and others out of the just 100 doses that are made available to them.

Deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra K V said, “Now everyday 70 NRIs are being vaccinated. The supply is less. We are getting demands from everywhere. We have vaccinated many people in camps. In the coming days, those who have got annexures will be vaccinated. Every day the dose numbers will be increased to 150. If camp is held in between it will be easier to manage vaccination.”

Yathish Baikampady, member of executive committee of Red Cross Society of Dakshina Kannada says, “NRIs are hardworking people who go to overseas countries for work. Already we have held many camps and administered vaccines to them. If the district administration provides us with vaccines, though it is difficult for us, we will conduct camps. We give priority to those who are going to join new companies, those who arrived on their vacation and even those who are going abroad for education purposes.”

NRI Teena Poojary says, “I have to go back to Dubai. So I came to Wenlock and waited in line after getting the token. When my turn came, they asked me to bring annexure. When I went to get an annexure, they said that I took the first dose in Maharashtra and had to go there only. When I went on the next day they said they do not have application forms. Now I have got the annexure after three days. I have still not received the token for vaccination.”

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Shuba, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    This is really a pathetic situation and serious concern over bread winners of family members who should be vaccinated if they have to go out and work. It's also a pity to notice PM photograph on the vaccination certificate though the amount has to be paid by each applicant before taking the jab. It would have been appreciated if self photograph was allowed for this purpose so that whoever views it will be easier to authenticate .

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  • Hussain, Kaup

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    no where shortage, its available to NRI as well as other people. some one here trying hard to mislead people.......... path rupayi g

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  • Jay Emm Cee, Bangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Best thing to do is contacting Mr. Nalin Kumar, definitely he will contact our honorable P.M. and arrange for any number of vaccines that also any brand Immediately. No more worries for Mangaloreans.

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Better get Sputnik V vaccine from yenapoya hospital. The time duration between 2 doses is 21 days only. Although it is not recognised by WHO, but is recognised by 70 countries. Hence check with the visiting country before getting vaccinated.

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  • Strolf, Toranto

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    NRIs should have first right on the country's everything. Without us

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  • geoffrey, hot hill

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    India's forex reserves swelling @ 611 billion $, NRIs no more enjoy the privileges that they used to once upon a time. Now NRI =Non Required Indian. LOL ,😊

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  • Manohar Monteiro, Maryhill, mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    At least give permission to NRIs wishing to get vaccinated, to get vaccinated at private hospitals. Cowin app shows vaccines are available at private hospitals but not available at any govt facilities. Therefore I request concerned authorities to permit NRIs to get their jabs, at private hospitals when there are no vaccines available at Government facilities.

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  • peacelover, india

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    NRIs can afford a vaccine of 850 rupees from Private hospital. For this NRIs do not required pemission form the government.

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Dear peacelover, NRIs require permission. There is a gap of 84 days between 2 doses of covishield, which is the only vaccine approved by WHO available in India. However NRIs can have it after 28 days after permission from authorities but only in govt centers and not pvt hospitals. So they are asking to get vaccinated from pvt hospital after getting permission from authorities.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Same problem every corner of India We are only in politics celebrating Thika Utsav Big Big hoardings Free Vaccine to all like free gas cylinders now cost to 850 rs. Free is the only word in the hoardings Coviesheild sold at rs 650 plus. In private hospitals

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    ಮೋ. ನ. ಹೇ ತೋ ಮುಷ್ಕಿಲ್ ಹೇ ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Who is Mona K b r ji ??..mei tho nahi na ?😁😁😁😁

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  • RkR, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Nri🥸 Carry your passport and get yourself vaccinated in Private Hospital

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  • Ram Charan, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    I don't think your understanding is correct. For NRIs and students going abroad only Covishield is recognised and the usual second dose is given after 84 days. For those NRIs and students going abroad they will be given second dose after 28 days only in special recognised centres and not available in regular private centre even if you wish to pay and get it. That is the predicament these people are going through.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Thank you Modiji... Please post a large poster of the bearded man....

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  • Kuchan, Kudla

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Initial stage vaccine was available.. No one was willing to get vaccinated giving so many reasons.... India donated to outside the country... Why are you crying now.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    For you kind information vaccine for below 45 was supposed to be given after 1st May .. Do you even have the faintest idea when was it available in Mangalore. Do you know the SOP for same??? 84 days initially.... End may people got 1st dose with great difficulty.....read the report again. "Shortage of vaccines for red cross"... Gobarbhakt

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    this is an example of "sab ka saath sab ka vikas'...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    I wonder where is Nalin Kumar ...

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  • nkv123, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    It is very sad story that govt. Is not having enough vaccine. I feel pity but I have problem with people who have all luxury and facility, spending enough on their daily party, are having problem to get paid vaccination. Enough numbers are available in KMC and other private centres , I think vaccination not available is totally a wrong news. 780 or 1200 rs a life saving drug shouldn't be a big deal to those with enough income. Get vaccinated at the earliest when available if you can afford.

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  • Rohan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Very sad. Total failure. Being a rich country with resources we are still far behind comparing to un developed countries. All politicians and leaders are corrupt from 1947 to till date except few leaders like Atalji and Rao with their ministers. Being a 7th largest country in the world see our Olympics rankings. Very poor. Need more youth leaders who can really think about the growth of India.

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  • AJ, MANGALORE

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Mr Rohan...All our energies and resources are used on hate politics.We dont have time from hindu muslim issues to concentrate on olympics or development issues.

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  • PRAVEEN KUMAR, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Allow those with valid annexures to take vaccine in private hospitals on payment. There is no shortage there

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