Haryana government requests center to include parliamentarians and legal advisers among priority groups for vaccination against COVID-19

New Delhi: The Haryana government has written to the Center, requesting that it include public representatives, including parliamentarians and the MLA, among the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination once it begins, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Saturday. He said that while those on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. are on the priority list for vaccines, the Haryana Health Department has written to the Union Ministry of Health. recommending that public representatives who come into contact with the masses during their work also be included in the list. Also read: COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone in Kerala: CM Vijayan

He also said that the state government is making all the preparations in terms of building a database of priority groups, cold chain infrastructure; identification and training of vaccinators for the deployment of vaccination. Also read: 100 people to be vaccinated per session in India: MHA publishes new COVID-19 rules

When asked if MPs, MLAs have also been recommended in this, Vij told the news agency. PTI by phone, “This includes all public representatives who are at risk of being exposed to the virus, including the police, local agency staff such as health and municipal workers, legislators and others.” Also Read: Did You Know Top 10 Questions People In India Asked Google In 2020?

In particular, the Haryana Assembly has 90 members, and the state sends 10 members to Lok Sabha and five to Rajya Sabha. Previously, the Union Ministry of Health had asked states to submit lists of priority population that will receive the Covid-19 vaccine first.

The priority population is classified as those with a higher risk of contracting the virus. Noting that it is natural to prioritize the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had previously said that priority would be given to healthcare workers and people over 65.

(With contributions from the agency)