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Draft guidelines prepared to prevent fake vaccination drives: BMC tells Bombay HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the Bombay High Court that it has formulated draft guidelines to prevent fake vaccination camps at private housing societies, offices, educational institutions and other premises. BMC’s counsel, senior advocate Anil Sakhre, told the high court on Thursday that the civic body had decided to appoint nodal officers, who will be responsible for monitoring anti-coronavirus vaccination camps at such places. These nodal officers will inform the local police and health authorities in case of any malpractices, he said. As per the draft guidelines, on receipt of a request for organising such camps, the BMC will verify the registration of the concerned private COVID-19 vaccination centre (PCVC) on the CoWIN portal before the camps begin. The BMC has also written to the registrar of cooperative housing societies and higher and technical education authorities to inform all housing complexes and…