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BMC ensure no delay in Vaccination drive for those above 18 years

by Web Desk | Published: 27-04-2021

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Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Iqbal Singh Chahal has reported that the vaccination program has been delayed.  He claimed that BMC had asked the state government for 30 lakh vaccines this month and that 300 new centers would be opened within the next 300 days to provide immunizations to those over 18 years of age. Chahal claimed that the Mumbai vaccination program would start from May 1. 

 

The total population of people over the age of 18 is 80 lakhs and they need 1.6 crore doses.  Of these, 22 lakh are included in the current vaccination drive. Under the current vaccination program, 459 populations are meeting the 159 existing centers in advance. Under Chahal's guidance, BMC will set up 16 oxygen plants in 12 hospitals. 

 

Additional Commissioner P.  Velrus will implement this.  These plants are estimated to produce 43 metric tons of oxygen per day from the atmosphere.  With only 70 per cent of the centers open, Mumbaikars flock to get their jobs.  A day later, the civic organization observed that the new stock would ensure a smooth immunization until April 28th. Earlier this month, 75 of the 120 vaccination centers across Mumbai, including Jumbo Covid-19sa in the business district of BKC, were shut down due to low doses.  

The city reported 3,876 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.  Minimum daily number after March 30th.  With the new cases, the number of COVID-19s rose to 6,31,527, while the death toll rose to 12,853.  There were 1,666 fewer reported cases in the metropolis compared to Sunday, but six more deaths.  One day ago, the financial capital registered 5,542 new cases and 64 deaths.