Migrant workers struggle to collect certificates of vaccination

KATHMANDU: Notwithstanding the government had decided to distribute certificates of vaccination from district hospitals, it has not been implemented yet.

Migrant workers are compelled to come to Kathmandu to collect the certificates of vaccination.

Though the government had decided to distribute Covid-19 vaccination cards marked with QR code from all the district hospitals, a large number of migrant workers are still thronging at the Sukraraj Tropical and Communicable Diseases Hospital commonly known as Teku Hospital to collect the vaccination certificates.

There is a high possibility that the virus could spread from the hospital itself due to poor management.

People from outside the Kathmandu Valley lamented that they were compelled to stay in Kathmandu for more than four days with empty stomach to collect the vaccination certificates.

General public complained that they were forced to suffer due to the hospital’s inability to manage the crowd of service seekers thereby increasing the risk of virus transmission.

Information Officer at the Teku Hospital Nabaraj Gautam, however, said that they are trying to give good service to the service seekers.

Earlier this week, the government had decided to provide vaccination certificates from four hospitals–Patan Institute of Health Sciences in Lagankhel, Civil Hospital in Minbhawan, Armed Police Force (APF) Hospital in Balambu and Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Hospital in Teku–to prevent overcrowding in Teku.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, last week, had directed the Covid Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) to distribute Covid-19 vaccination cards marked with QR code.

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