There are several incidents where some parties from the affluent class demanding health officials to show influence in obtaining COVID-19 vaccine making them unable to perform their duties as per the priority list, Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said.
He told media that everyone should have the patience until they get their turn to receive the vaccine.
“It is in fact unfair to make unnecessary requests and throwing their weight behind the health officials to obtain the vaccine,” he said.
“We have prepared the vaccination plan and there are priority groups. Hence, we can’t act outside the vaccination framework,” Dr. Herath added.
He also underlined that they had no intention of withholding the vaccination programme from anyone.
“Our intention is to vaccinate everyone and ensure everyone is secure. Therefore, we urge people to be patient until their turn arrives,” Dr. Herath added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)