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Health officials in Kupwara allegedly register unvaccinated people on Covid database

Asha workers pressurized to collect Aadhar cards of people; involved officials will face action: CMO

KULGAM: In a shocking incident, some health officials in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district are asking Asha workers to collect Aadhaar cards of unvaccinated people and to register them as vaccinated in the official database.

Sources said that of five, officials at four medical blocks mainly in Kulgam are pressurizing Asha workers to collect the Aadhaar cards of un-vaccinated persons and then to put the details of persons as vaccinated in their database.

Sources said that to hide it, officials link their phone numbers and of their relatives so that they will get SMS and unvaccinated people who have been shown vaccinated won’t get any information about it.

They said that if one will call ANMs (incharge Covishield session sites) to submit the line listing of beneficiaries who have been uploaded in the database it will be a wrong mobile number uploaded on behalf of their Aadhaar cards.

Sources added that trend is going on only to show that they are better performers and to please their reporting officers. They added that two CHOs who instead working on ground either remain off duty or spend their day at BMO offices in Kulgam are mainly involved in it.

Sources said that most vaccination taking place in the district is being done on Aadhaar and phone number basis while nothing is being done on ground. Chief Medical Officer Kulgam Mohammed Rafiq Dhobi told KNO that he is in a meeting and will definitely look into the matter. He assured that the involved persons will face strict action—(KNO)


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