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The Government is using the VIP lists instead of a priority list when administering  COVID-19 vaccine, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake charged today.

He told a news conference that the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that when a country receives a small volume of vaccines, that should be used to minimize the number of deaths.

He said National Vaccine Deployment Plan in our country was formulated to minimize the deaths caused by COVID-19 and added that the government has failed to follow the priority list as finalised by the health authorities.

“The health services employees, security forces and police were on top of the priority list. People over 60 and people with chronic diseases were next in the list. We should have used the first consignment of 500,000 doses of vaccines according to this priority list. But, the vaccination drive is done according to a VIP list.

Parliamentarians got the vaccines  before others. When the general public are languishing in queues for several hours, people with political allegiance come through the back-door and get the vaccines,” he alleged.

Mr. Dissanayake urged the government to provide the vaccines which are due in the future according to the National Vaccine Deployment Plan.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • RoaringCreek Sunday, 28 February 2021 05:59 PM

    This is the bare truth. The WHO needs to be informed of this haphazard before the WHO funded vaccines are shipped.

    ruwan Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:33 PM

    put forward your evidence without beating around the bush.

    MUNAS Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:40 PM

    ALL THE RAJAPAKSHE FAMILY AND RELATIONS AND FRIENDS ARE ALREADY VACCINATED

    Gayan Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:45 PM

    The truth is people were cutting ques. Nothing to do with politics.

    Sam Silva Sunday, 28 February 2021 07:22 PM

    it's about the VIP. May be you already got it.

    Chux Sunday, 28 February 2021 07:16 PM

    People in our country live like slaves shame

    Chaos Sunday, 28 February 2021 07:31 PM

    The Head of the National Covid Vaccination Programme Lalith Weeratunga is responsible for the mess.He initially said that Vaccination will be on a Priority List and no one will be allowed to jump the queue, But all politicians and cronies jumped the queue and he is silent.

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Sunday, 28 February 2021 08:28 PM

    The bribed persons belong to the government and the president, whose family members certainly belong to it.

    T.R. Weerakody Monday, 01 March 2021 07:45 AM

    This is Sri Lanka, Ministers enjoying the maximum but the poor who voted and elected them are still under fire.

    Gamini Suraweera Monday, 01 March 2021 08:36 AM

    The idiots in SL voted these low life politicians in. What do you expect?

    Ting Tong Monday, 01 March 2021 11:32 AM

    Shhh... let the VIPs be the Guinea pigs to check the efficacy and side effects of AstraZeneca. Some countries has stopped it due to poor performance. Lets wait for the better vaccines to come.

    Senaka Monday, 01 March 2021 03:56 PM

    True.This is the common situation for anything and everything. Who are these VIPs. They are killers, drug dealers and all sort of corrupted people. Those who enjoy a luxurious life at the expense of poor people's money. What a magnificent culture we have.


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