by Web Desk | Published: 23-04-2021
Mumbai: Andheri BJP MLA Ameet Satam Brihan has written to Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal asking him to issue orange ration cards and vaccinate all Mumbaikars between the ages of 18 and 45. This is due to the huge increase in corona virus cases in the city and the state. Amit Satam further said that the Central government has given permission to vaccinate citizens between the ages of 18 and 45 from May 1.
He said citizens of this age would also get the corona virus vaccine. In private hospitals. Therefore, I request the Commissioner of Municipal Corporations, Mumbai, to provide vaccination for orange ration card holders of this age (both doses) from the funds of the Municipal Corporation. It will cost about Rs 1,000 crore.
Mumbai Municipal Corporation's FD stands at Rs 60,000 crore. Last year, the municipal corporation spent thousands of crores on Covid-19, and the locks or restrictions caused financial hardship for many. So I asked the Municipal Corporation to take the initiative to get everyone out of the crisis as soon as possible and bring everything back to normal,”said Amit Satam.
Meanwhile, state tourism minister and Mumbai suburban Guardian minister Aditya Thackeray has suggested that vaccination centers be set up in 227 wards of Mumbai. He also noted the need to speed up corona vaccination. There are currently 73 private, 39 municipal and 17 state government hospitals in Mumbai. BMC has given two doses of the vaccine to 2.76 lakh people, which is only 7%, while 17.66 lakh people have been vaccinated so far.
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