Human Rights Commission orders health services to prepare a vaccination list (Video)
Posted on May 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has written to the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena, requesting that a proper document with prioritized list and appropriate practical methodology for covid vaccination to be prepared and made public.

This is in view of the complaints received by the Human Rights Commission stating that the vaccination process has not been conducted in a fair and transparent manner in the last few days.

The Human Rights Commission has observed that priority should be given to groups that have been in direct contact with covid infected patients.

Accordingly, the Chairman of the Human Rights Commission Dr. Jagath Balasuriya has directed the Director General of Health Services to prepare a relevant priority document and a suitable practical procedure and inform it before June 15.

Meanwhile, despite the travel restrictions, the vaccination program is still active in several parts of the island. A vaccination program was also launched at the Narahenpita Abhayaramaya temple.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has so far received 1.1 million doses of Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine, and its first dose had been given to 80,031 people.

Army Commander General Shavendra Silva stated that a special program is planned to administer the second dose of Sinopharm vaccine from June 8.

65,000 doses of Russian made Sputnik V have been received in Sri Lanka and the number of people who have received the first dose is 14,984.

The Sputnik vaccine will be available to the public in the Kandy District from tomorrow.

Also, 1,264,000 doses of Covishield vaccine have been received in the country and the first dose has been given to 925,242 persons.

Although the number of doses remaining is 338,758, according to the Epidemiology Unit, 343,293 people have been given the second dose of the Covshield vaccine as of yesterday.

If so, it is questionable as to how the first or second dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covshield vaccine has been given to 4535 people in excess of its availability.

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