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Visually impaired gets jab at AIIMS, officials unsure about eligibility 26.3.2021 (Corona pandemic)

NAGPUR: A debate has started over interpretation of the Covid inoculation policy after several persons with different types of disabilities were left out in the age-appropriate group which started getting the jab from March 1.

The health ministry’s list of specified comorbidities decides who in the age group 45 to 59 can take the jab.
An over 45-year-old visually-impaired person is perhaps the only disabled person in the age-appropriate group to take the jab at AIIMS Nagpur on Wednesday. The beneficiary questioned the authorities and the media for not publicizing the fact enough to help many more like him. There are around 9,000 disabled persons in the district.