The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme launched by the Government, will collapse soon, if no proper mechanism is executed, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said.
GMOA General Committee Member Dr. Prasad Kolabage told the media that the COVISHIELD vaccination programme was introduced recently to continue it without any issue.
"Following a policy decision, the vaccination programme commenced.
However, certain groups had gone against the policy decisions and started vaccinating selected personnel," he said.
"Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle also said the vaccination programme had gone against the procedures and even the Ministry's administration," Dr. Kolabage said.
The vaccination programme is now causing inconvenience to the public and the government is currently losing people's trust, he said.
Moreover, he said certain individuals are suspected of over-vaccinating them under a certain procedure.
Therefore, the GMOA requests the Health Ministry to implement the vaccination programme correctly and do not let external forces to intervene. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)