Mumbai: In what comes as excellent news for the folks in India’s fiscal capital amid the unprecedented surge in coronavirus instances, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday knowledgeable it obtained 99,000 doses of Covishield vaccine after it complained of a scarcity, including the vaccines will likely be distributed to the civic and government-run vaccine centres for vaccination.
The civic physique had earlier on Friday stated that non-public vaccination centres in Mumbai could be closed till Monday as a consequence of insufficient availability of Covid-19 vaccine.
The BMC added that vaccination would happen solely at authorities and municipal hospitals on April 10 (12pm- 6pm) and April 11 (9am-5pm). The civic physique additionally stated that residents eligible for vaccination can journey to vaccination centres throughout curfew on medical grounds.
Vaccination to happen solely at Govt & Municipal Hospitals on 10 Apr (12pm- 6pm) & 11 Apr (9am-5pm)
No vaccination at any pvt centre on 10, 11 & 12 Apr
Citizens eligible for vaccination can journey to vaccination centres throughout curfew on medical grounds pic.twitter.com/0X9f4ucTIs
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 9, 2021
The BMC had earlier on Thursday stated that vaccination couldn’t happen at 25 of the 71 accepted vaccination centres because the doses had run out of inventory at these personal services.
As per the civic physique information, there are 49 vaccination centres in authorities and BMC run hospitals within the metropolis whereas 71 have been arrange in personal hospitals.
Meanwhile, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in the present day stated Maharashtra has obtained 1.10 crore doses of anti-COVID 19 vaccines thus far, including over 1,100 ventilators will likely be made obtainable for the state within the subsequent three days.
Javadekar, who was chatting with the media after attending a assessment assembly with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in Pune, additional stated Gujarat and Rajasthan are the 2 different states which have obtained a couple of crore doses.
The Union Minister’s remarks got here amid stories that Maharashtra, which is worst-affected by COVID-19 pandemic, is dealing with an acute scarcity of the doses which is hampering its vaccination drive.
Struggling to manage up with the rising Covid-19 instances, the Maharashtra Government has imposed a weekend lockdown within the state starting at eight p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. on Monday apart from different restrictions, which is able to proceed until April 30.