Don’t reveal Aadhaar and OTP to fraudsters calling for vaccines: Centre alerts senior citizens

  • The Centre has not yet disclosed when the vaccination of senior citizens will begin
  • The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has crossed 15 lakhs on the eighth day of vaccination

Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
Updated24 Jan 2021
A health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.
A health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.(AP)

The government has alerted people against fraudsters who are apparently calling senior citizens for Covid-19 vaccination and asking for personal details -Aadhaar and OTP - posing as officers from 'Drug Authority of India'. "Some #Fraudsters claiming to be from Drug Authority of India are calling senior citizens to confirm their Aadhaar and OTP for #COVID19Vaccine allocation. It is an act of miscreants. Never disclose OTP and personal details to such telecallers" the PIB fact check said in a tweet.

The vaccination drive in India, which is the largest in the world, started from January 16. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has crossed 15 lakhs on the eighth day of vaccination. A total of 15,37,190 beneficiaries (till 6 pm) on Saturday were vaccinated through 27,776 sessions, as per the provisional report of the government.

Though the Centre has not yet disclosed when the vaccination of senior citizens will begin. People will be allowed to self-register once the Co-WIN app is launched for everybody.

For self-registration on Co-WIN app, documents like driving licence, PAN card, bank passbook, passport, pension document, MGNERGA job card, voter ID, official IDs of MPs/ MLAs/ MLCs, government-issued service ID card and health insurance smartcard issued by Ministry of Labour will be required.

Meanwhile, India's active Covid-19 caseload continued to manifest a downward movement and dropped to 1,85,662 on Saturday, according to the data released by Union Health Ministry. The country's total caseload has mounted to 1,06,39,684 and the death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 1,53,184 with 152 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours, the data showed

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeNewsIndiaDon’t reveal Aadhaar and OTP to fraudsters calling for vaccines: Centre alerts senior citizens

Most Active Stocks

Bharat Electronics

309.55
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
8.6 (2.86%)

Indian Oil Corporation

170.30
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
1.2 (0.71%)

HDFC Bank

1,597.45
10:28 AM | 14 JUN 2024
16.55 (1.05%)

State Bank Of India

840.20
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
-3.7 (-0.44%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

JK Paper

490.70
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
44.35 (9.94%)

KRBL

310.05
10:22 AM | 14 JUN 2024
23.05 (8.03%)

Poly Medicure

2,003.00
09:59 AM | 14 JUN 2024
142.9 (7.68%)

KEC International

935.20
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
66.25 (7.62%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,806.00577.00
    Chennai
    73,806.00148.00
    Delhi
    73,735.00291.00
    Kolkata
    73,088.00-141.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    99.84/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App