May 07, 2021

More than 100 unregistered VIPs get 2nd dose at Welikada prison Featured

More than 100 VIPs have been given the 2nd dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, without any prior registration, inside the Welikada prison.

Government Medical Officers Forum's president Dr. Rukshan Bellana said the 2nd dose has been given to more than 100 VIPs who had not been registered. 

The vaccines have been given to these VIPs on Wednesday and Thursday.

Bellana said the government should launch a probe on this as this unwarranted move had taken place at a time when there is an acute shortage of vaccines in the country. 

He questioned as to how the prison authorities gave vaccines to these VIPs when the health officials had refused to give the vaccine to a daughter of a consultant doctor and also a high official of the bribery commission recently.