Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from Pune underneath the safety of two police automobiles, the civic physique stated
Mumbai: Mumbai acquired over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) early Wednesday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation stated.
This first batch of doses will probably be delivered throughout the town at designated vaccination facilities for the inoculation drive set to start on 16 January, the BMC stated in a press release.
The civic physique stated it acquired 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII round 5.30 am.
Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune underneath the safety of two police automobiles, it stated.
“The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel,” it said.
The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.
Nearly 1.30 lakh well being employees from Mumbai have to this point registered for vaccination, in line with BMC officers.
Mumbai could have 72 inoculation centres, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated in a launch on Tuesday.
A minimal of 100 individuals will probably be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which could have a workforce of 5 personnel who will confirm the SMS despatched to the particular person to be inoculated, her or his id and administer the vaccine.
“The necessary arrangement of electricity, Internet and webcasting service has been made at all these centres,” Tope stated within the launch.
An enormous pan-India inoculation drive towards COVID-19 has been set in course of with greater than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities throughout India on Tuesday.
With the addition of 473 contemporary instances on Tuesday, Mumbai’s cumulative COVID-19 depend has reached 2,99,796, whereas the demise toll has gone as much as 11,202, as per official figures.