No to Door-to-Door Covid vaccination in Mumbai

by Web Desk | Published: 29-03-2021

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The Centre on Sunday rejected the BMC's proposal to allow door-to-door vaccination for senior citizens suffering from physical disabilities.  It was pointed out that no policy has been prepared for this purpose.  Speaking to a national newspaper, BMC Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani claimed that the approval of door-to-door vaccination centers would benefit Mumbai's 1.5 lakh population.  Leave the respective homes to get vaccinated.


Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health said it plans to expand the vaccination program to the micro level to enable people living in remote areas not to travel more than two kilometres to be vaccinated. Many people are concerned about visiting a hospital for vaccination.  They are afraid that they will be infected with the virus.  We plan to take the vaccination to the micro level so that people do not have to travel more than 2 km for immunization.  Quoting a senior official in the Ministry of Health. He explained why vaccination is not effective, and once vaccinated, a beneficiary needs to be monitored to see if there are any reactions. 


However, if the civilian body starts vaccinating at home, it will take a long time and slow down the vaccination process unnecessarily. In Maharashtra, the number of people receiving Covid-19 vaccine shots reached 57,62,601, with 2,31,277 taking the job on Sunday, health officials said. During the first phase of the vaccination drive, 9,78,391 health workers were given the first dose of Covid Jab and 4,69,354 received the second dose.  BMC is concerned that 10,000 cases will be registered every day.  At least 2,000 victims a day are being considered for hospitalization.