The state health department is trying to reach out to the doctors who are not attached to any hospital or other healthcare institute so they are not left out of the Covid-19 vaccination, senior officials said. Earlier, the department sent messages to doctors attached to private and government hospitals and other healthcare facilities to enrol for the Covid-19 vaccination. But there are many doctors who practice in private clinics in their localities and are not attached to any hospital or nursing home. A senior official of the department said they wanted all these doctors to be vaccinated, too.
The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has been asked to send copies of a form to all private doctors in the city. The doctors have to fill in the form and send a scanned copy of it to the email ID mentioned in the document. Other municipal corporations and municipalities have been asked to do the same in their areas. The chief medical officers of health (CMOH) of all districts have been told to identify private practitioners and ensure they get registered for the vaccination.