Recently, a social media post of a famous hotel chain offering a vaccination package in Hyderabad city went viral on social media platforms and many were showing eagerness to book such packages as the Covid vaccine was not easily available and many thought spending some bucks to get vaccinated along with enjoying the luxury of the hotel was the best option.
The viral post did not go down well in the political circle and people have opposed and started pointing out the disparity in the vaccine situation of the country. But the union government has put a brake on such offers and clarified that this not allowed and strict legal action will be taken against such hotels and private hospitals collaborating to sell the vaccines.
In a communique to all the state and union territories, the Union Health Ministry stated that vaccination permitted at government Covid vaccination centres, at private hospitals, special centres at the housing societies, community centres, Panchayat buildings, schools and colleges and old age homes strictly for elderly and disabled people. The ministry has instructed the state government to take strict action against such drives by the star hotels in collaboration with private hospitals.